“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
1. Lise Meitner Marker
Inscription. maturierte 1901 als externe Schülerin am akademischen Gymnasium in Wien.

Sie war massgeblich an der Endeckung und Interpretation der Kernspaltung beteiligt.

[English translation:]
Graduated in 1901 from the Akademisches Gymnasium (Academic Secondary School) in Vienna.

She was instrumental in the discovery and interpretation of nuclear fission.

Location. 48° 12.093′ N, 16° 22.611′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Beethovenplatz and Lothringerstraße, on the left when traveling north on Beethovenplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Beethovenplatz 1, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erwin Schrödinger (here, next to this marker); Franz Schubert (a few steps from this marker); Die "Grosse Strasse" / The "Great Road" (within shouting distance of this marker); Feng Shan Ho (within shouting distance of this marker); Gustav Mahler (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Bernstein (about 90 meters

Lise Meitner Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
2. Lise Meitner Marker - Wide View
The Academisches Gymnasium of Vienna has had a number of significant alumni that now have plaques here on the northeast corner of the building. Visible here from left to right are those for Tomas Masaryk, Franz Schubert, Hans Kelsen, Erwin Schroedinger, and Lisa Meitner.
away); Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor (about 150 meters away); Professor Friedrich Hacker (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . .  Lise Meitner (Wikipedia). "Lise Meitner (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Meitner and Otto Hahn led the small group of scientists who first discovered nuclear fission of uranium when it absorbed an extra neutron; the results were published in early 1939. Meitner and Otto Frisch understood that the fission process, which splits the atomic nucleus of uranium into two smaller nuclei, must be accompanied by an enormous release of energy....Meitner spent most of her scientific career in Berlin, Germany, where she was a physics professor and a department head at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute; she was the first woman to become a full professor of physics in Germany. She lost these positions in the 1930s because of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany, and in 1938 she fled to Sweden, where she lived for many years, ultimately becoming a Swedish citizen....Meitner received many awards and honors late
Lise Meitner image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
3. Lise Meitner
in her life, but she did not share in the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for nuclear fission that was awarded exclusively to her long-time collaborator Otto Hahn. In the 1990s, the records of the committee that decided on that prize were opened. Based on this information, several scientists and journalists have called her exclusion "unjust", and Meitner has received a flurry of posthumous honors, including naming chemical element 109 meitnerium in 1992." (Submitted on January 30, 2018.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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