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Otto Hahn

(1879—1968) German chemist, co-discoverer of nuclear fission

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Frédéric Jean Joliot

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1900–1958) French physicist

Frédéric Joliot, the son of a prosperous Paris tradesman, was educated at the School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry. In 1923 he began his research...

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hahnium

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The former name of both dubnium and hassium. It was named after German chemist Otto Hahn.

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Leo Szilard

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(1898–1964)

Hungarian-born US physicist, who played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Born in Budapest, the son of an architect, Szilard studied...

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Lise Meitner

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1878–1968)

Austrian-born Swedish physicist, discoverer with her nephew Otto Frisch of nuclear fission.

The daughter of a lawyer, she became interested in physics when she...

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Otto Robert Frisch

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1904–1979) Austrian–British physicist

Frisch, the son of a Viennese printer and publisher, was educated at the University of Vienna where he obtained his doctorate in 1926. He was...

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protactinium

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Symbol Pa. A radioactive metallic element belonging to the actinoids; a.n. 91; r.a.m. 231.036; r.d. 15.37 (calculated); m.p. 1600°C (estimated). The most stable isotope, protactinium–231,...

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