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Statue of Lise Meitner

    Lise Meitner (b. Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 1878 – d. 1968, Cambridge, England) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who was partially responsible for the discovery of the element protactinium and nuclear fission. While working on radioactivity at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Chemistry in Berlin, she discovered the radioactive isotope protactinium-231 in 1917. In 1938, Meitner and her nephew, the physicist Otto Robert Frisch, discovered nuclear fission. She was praised by Albert Einstein as the « German Marie Curie ».

    Address : Government District, 10117, Berlin Germany

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