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Lise Meitner

(1878—1968) physicist

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Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard  

(1898–1964)Hungarian-born US physicist, who played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb.Born in Budapest, the son of an architect, Szilard studied electrical engineering in ...
Max Planck

Max Planck  

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(1858–1947), German physicist and spokesman for science.Planck came from a family of lawyers and pastors. His marriage to the daughter of a banker placed him comfortably within the professional ...
Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn  

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(1879–1968)German chemist, one of the discoverers of nuclear fission, for which he was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.The son of a successful merchant, Hahn had to overcome considerable ...
Otto Robert Frisch

Otto Robert Frisch  

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(1904–1979) Austrian–British physicistFrisch, the son of a Viennese printer and publisher, was educated at the University of Vienna where he obtained his doctorate in 1926. He was employed in Berlin ...
protactinium

protactinium  

Symbol Pa. A radioactive metallic element belonging to the actinoids; a.n. 91; r.a.m. 231.036; r.d. 15.37 (calculated); m.p. 1600°C (estimated). The most stable isotope, protactinium–231, has a ...
women in science

women in science  

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Women have been and remain underrepresented in science. During the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century aristocratic women were active as both patrons and interlocutors of natural ...

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