Awards & Winners

Lise Meitner

Date of Birth 07-November-1878
Place of Birth Vienna
Nationality Austria
Also know as Elise Meitner, Lisa Meitner
Profession Physicist, Scientist
Lise Meitner, ForMemRS was an Austrian, later Swedish, physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee. A 1997 Physics Today study concluded that Meitner's omission was "a rare instance in which personal negative opinions apparently led to the exclusion of a deserving scientist" from the Nobel. Element 109, meitnerium, is named in her honour.

Awards by Lise Meitner

Check all the awards nominated and won by Lise Meitner.