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Lise Meitner

Timeline of Lise Meitner's Life
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Lise Meitner's Life Lise Meitner was born on the seventh or seventeenth of November of 1878, in Vienna, Austria. In 1907, she received her PhD in Physics from the University of Vienna. After that, she researched radioactivity with Otto Hahn. Next, Lise Meitner studied with Max Planck and worked as his assistant. In 1913, she became a member of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. Lise Meitner became the head of the physics section and co- director with Otto Hahn at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, in 1917. At the institute, Meitner and Hahn isolated the radioactive isotope protactinium-231 and studied the products of neutron bombardment of Uranium. In the 1930s, Fritz Strassmann worked and researched with them. From 1926 to 1938, Lise Meitner taught at the University of Berlin. After 30 years of work at the Institute, Lise Meitner fled Germany, in 1938, to Sweden, because she was a Jew. In Sweden, she continued her work with her relative Otto Frisch. She received a letter from Otto Hahn that asked for her help and insight. She came up with a solution, nuclear fission, and sent him her idea. Otto Hahn took Lise Meitner's solution of nuclear fission and claimed it as his own. Thusly, he earned a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his" work. In 1960, she retired to England. She shared the 1966 Enrico Award with Hahn and Strassmann. On October 27th, 1968, she died in Cambridge. The element 109, meitnerium, was so named to honor her. http://pire-europe.chem.ttu.edu/pire/images/u_vienna.jpg http://cascience6.wikispaces.com/file/view/ajd_vienna.gif/89937737/ajd_vienna.gif http://www.dw-world.de/image/0,,687866_4,00.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IfHKdZwDktA/TP-x8EB6QBI/AAAAAAAABrI/rDzWCJE-nLs/s1600/Max%2BPlanck%2B%2BImages.jpg http://media.cns-snc.ca/history/fifty_years/cook3.jpg http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/~gd/root_broschuere/media/bilder/chedahl/chedahl5x.jpg http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/data/graphic/pa_data.jpg http://www.atomicarchive.com/Images/bio/B62.jpg http://www.eurocreative.net/images/Top-European-Universities/HUMBOLDT-University-of-Berlin.jpg http://www.australia.to/2010/images/stories/0001news/swedish-flag.jpg http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/sweepnik/side2_sweepnik.jpg http://visual.merriam-webster.com/images/science/chemistry/matter/nuclear-fission.jpg http://www.bitsofnews.com/images/graphics/science/nobel_medal_phys_chem.jpg http://www.footiemap.com/country/england/maps/england.jpg http://imglib.lbl.gov/ImgLib/COLLECTIONS/BERKELEY-LAB/SEABORG-ARCHIVE/images/96B05691.lowres.jpeg http://www.visitbritain.be/nl/Images/East%20of%20England_tcm86-6796.gif http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Meitnerium
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