AUTHORHahn, Otto / Willy, Ley, Eds.
TITLEOtto Hahn: A Scientific Autobiography
PUBLISHERCharles Scribner’s Sons
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1966
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This autobiography by physicist Otto Hahn documents his scientific achievements from 1904 to 1945. It includes his discoveries of the radioactive element, radiothorium, and the radioactive product, mesothorium. It describes his work in nuclear physics and radiochemistry, and culminates with the discovery of fission in 1938, a feat for which he won the 1945 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hahn also mentions his relationships with brilliant scientists such as William Ramsey and Ernest Rutherford, and details his close work with Lise Meitner. The appendices contain the author’s most important scientific papers.


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