I’m cranky on behalf of Lise Meitner, a brilliant physicist.
Guest post by Deidre Tronson
Although she and her nephew, Otto Robert Frisch, had done the theoretical physics calculations and first proposed that a uranium nucleus had split into smaller pieces (later named nuclear fission), she did not win the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for that discovery. The only recipient was her long-time colleague Otto Hahn, who had performed the chemistry experiments to prove that fission had actually occurred.
I would have been cranky. Very cranky. Continue reading “Cranky Ladies of History guest post: Lise Meitner”