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Lisa Meitner's life
Updated: 3/4/2020
Lisa Meitner's life
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  • Lisa Meitner was born the 7th of November, 1878 in Viena, Austria. She was born in a Jewish family with 8 siblings. Her father, the intelligent Philipp M., always encouraged and payed her education.
  • Studying will get you far, kid, don't give up. The world needs girls like you. Prove them wrong.
  • She completed her private education in 1901 and graduated from the University of Vienna. She studied physics and researched on radioactivity. She was the 2nd woman to receive a doctoral degree. She became Max Planck's assistant.
  • Her career was quite eventful. During the time she became Plank's assistant, she researched the nuclear fission in the University of Humboldt, Berlin. She also taught physics there, becaming the first woman there to do it.
  • She was the codiscoverer of the nuclear fission along with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, in 1938. However, because of sexism and nazi racism silenced her achievement.
  • Even though she won the Premio Enrico Fermi, Max Planck Medal , Premio Lieben, Otto-Hahn Prize for Chemistry and Physics, she was barely recognised for her greatest achievement, overshadowed by men.
  • She passed away in 1968, but her work and persistance still are reflected in her life's work. She was a memorable woman who deserved better recognition. Let's make the Earth a better place for women to be known the way the deserve, make female bright minds come to light.
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