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16 Women's Discoveries We Mistakenly Attribute to Men

Mom.me Logo Mom.me | Slide 1 of 16: Nuclear fission, where the nuclei of atoms split during reactions, releasing energy, was discovered by Lise Meitner, an Austrian-Swedish physicist who studied nuclear physics and radioactivity. She was studying uranium with her lab partner, Otto Hahn, who got credit for her work and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944.

Nuclear Fission

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Nuclear fission, where the nuclei of atoms split during reactions, releasing energy, was discovered by Lise Meitner, an Austrian-Swedish physicist who studied nuclear physics and radioactivity. She was studying uranium with her lab partner, Otto Hahn, who got credit for her work and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944.

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