Lise Meitner (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

Lise Meitner (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

Dr. Lise Meitner (1878-1968) - Jewish Austrian-Swedish physicist known for her co-discovery of nuclear fission. In 1906 she became the 2nd woman ever to graduate with a doctorate of physics from the University of Vienna. When asked to join the Manhattan Project, Meitner refused, declaring ‘I will have nothing to do with a bomb!’ The inscription on her headstone reads “Lise Meitner: a physicist who never lost her humanity.”

Dr. Lise Meitner (1878-1968) - Jewish Austrian-Swedish physicist known for her co-discovery of nuclear fission. In 1906 she became the 2nd woman ever to graduate with a doctorate of physics from the University of Vienna. When asked to join the Manhattan Project, Meitner refused, declaring ‘I will have nothing to do with a bomb!’ The inscription on her headstone reads “Lise Meitner: a physicist who never lost her humanity.”

Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

Lise Meitner  (7 or 17 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian-born Physicist. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women’s scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

Lise Meitner (7 or 17 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian-born Physicist. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women’s scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

Lise Meitner -- In collaboration with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman, became first to recognize uranium atom actually split when bombarded by neutrons. (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Lise Meitner -- In collaboration with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman, became first to recognize uranium atom actually split when bombarded by neutrons. (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

For Women's History Month 2015, I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

For Women's History Month 2015, I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse

Lise Meitner, discovered nuclear fission and snubbed for the Nobel Prize.

Lise Meitner, discovered nuclear fission and snubbed for the Nobel Prize.

Lise Meitner (1878-1968), the physicist who discovered nuclear fission.

Lise Meitner (1878-1968), the physicist who discovered nuclear fission.

Lise Meitner, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicist, and discoverer of new elements.

Lise Meitner, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicist, and discoverer of new elements.

Lise Meitner, (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian, later Swedish, physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics.[4] Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize.[5] Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

Lise Meitner, (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian, later Swedish, physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics.[4] Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize.[5] Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.

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