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The Austrian-born physicist Lise Meitner co-discovered nuclear fission, the breakdown of an atom’s nucleus into smaller components. It’s the fundamental process in nuclear energy and nuclear warfare (though Meitner refused to pursue any research into weaponizing the science she uncovered). She’s kind of a big deal. Yet the world may never have heard of her,…

melalui ”Lest her rather exotic hairstyle result in its catching fire”: How a discoverer of nuclear fission almost lost a lab space — Quartz


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