Lise Meitner : a life in physics /

Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physi...

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Author / Creator: Sime, Ruth Lewin, 1939-
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Series:California studies in the history of science ; v. 13.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title; Lise Meitner; A CENTENNIAL BOOK; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. Girlhood in Vienna; 2. Beginnings in Berlin; 3. The First World War; 4. Professor in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut; 5. Experimental Nuclear Physics; 6. Under the Third Reich; 7. Toward the Discovery of Nuclear Fission; 8. Escape; 9. Exile in Stockholm; 10. The Discovery of Nuclear Fission; 11. Priorities; 12. Again, World War; 13. War Against Memory; 14. Suppressing the Past; 15. No Return; 16. Final Journeys; APPENDIX; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.