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date: 18 February 2020

Meitner, Lise (1878–1968) 

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
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 Market House Books Market House Books

Austrian-born Swedish physicist, discoverer with her nephew Otto Frisch of nuclear fission.The daughter of a lawyer, she became interested in physics when she was told as a small girl that the colours produced by oil-stained puddles were due to the interference of light waves. Her father insisted that she first qualify as a teacher before he allowed her to study science at the University of Vienna. She duly obtained her doctorate in ... ...

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