Geniuses of Science: Lise Meitner

VII. Lise Meitner: The Physicist who started the Atomic Era.

In a world dominated by men, being discriminated against for simply being a woman, the Austrian physicist Lise Meitner managed to change history for a branch of science, through her determined and restless study and research.

Although suffering under the persecution, having to flee from her home country, she never gave up her research and managed, in spite of all the adversities, to become one of the most remarkable protagonists in the 20th century and in the field of physics, giving a beginning to the atomic age. With her research and discoveries she would have undoubtedly deserved the Nobel Prize. However, this was never granted…


About the series:

Geniuses of Science is a biographical series of scientists and inventors that aims to bring children closer to those great figures who with their study, discipline and knowledge have contributed to the development and the quality of life of our society. Each biography portays the characters’ socio-historical contexts in order to allow young readers today to comprehensively characterise the historical periods.

Narrative and style of text and images, as well as the balance between the two, are appropriate for school children between 8 and 11 years old – ideal for pedagogical purposes at school but also an enjoyable read at home and for the whole family.




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