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David Rennert Tanja Traxler - Lise Meitner

For Albert Einstein she was “our Madame Curie”, for the Nazis an unwanted Jew and for the tabloid press “the mother of the atom bomb”. Only the second woman to receive a doctorate in physics, Lise Meitner graduated from the University of Vienna in 1906 and established herself in the male dominated science community. In 1938 she fled from the National Socialists and settled in Sweden, where she achieved her big breakthrough together with Otto Frisch: the discovery of the principle of nuclear fission. But the Nobel Prize she deserved eluded her. She spent the final years of her life in Cambridge. The authors paint a portrait of Meitner’s life against the backdrop of the rapid progress of nuclear physics and the great catastrophes of the 20th century, and provide new insights in the world of this unique scientist.

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with numerous illustrations
224 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734603
Release date: 02.10.2018

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Author
David Rennert

was born in 1984. He studied political sciences at the University of Vienna and is a science editor at the Austrian daily broadsheet “Der Standard”.

Tanja Traxler

born 1985, studied physics and philosophy at the University of Vienna and the University of California/Santa Cruz. She has been a science editor at the Austrian daily broadsheet Der Standard since 2015 and was bestowed the Austrian sponsorship award for scientific journalism in 2018. Working with David Rennert, she co-authored the book "Lise Meitner – Pionierin des Atomzeitalters", which was named 2019 scientific book of the year (natural sciences category). Her most recent publication, "Die Chemie stimmt!", was co-authored with Nuno Maulide.

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