Lise meitner

Lise meitner

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  • "Perhaps you can suggest some fantastic explanation...We understand that it really can't break up." (Sheinkin 14)
  • "We have experienced so many surprises in nuclear physics that one cannot say without hesitation about anything: 'it's impossible'" (Sheinkin 14)
  • "I don't believe it...There's some mistake" (Sheinkin 14)
  • Otto Hahn writes to Lise Meitner about his discoveries on uranium atoms
  • She writes back, telling Hahn his discovery was amazing
  • This is what could be happening.
  • Meitner talks with her nephew, Otto Frisch, about Hahn's discovery over breakfast
  • This must be what's happening
  • "[They] walked up and down in the snow" (Sheinkin 14) talking about possible explanations.
  • "Frisch sketched a diagram of a circle stretching into a long oval shape, and final breaking in two" (Sheinkin 15)
  • "They agreed: this must be what happened to the uranium atoms in Hahn's lab" (Sheinkin 15)
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