The Path to Nuclear Fission
The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn

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Anne

Outstanding documentary

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Tim

What a pleasure to watch! I mean that in terms of honouring one of the many astonishing female scientists that have been written out of history owing primarily to their gender. I produced a poster as a piece of coursework in my first year about the discovery of fission by Lise Meitner, so I ...Read more

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