This Day in Jewish History 1968: The Woman Who Discovered Nuclear Fission Dies

Not that she got the credit. Also, albeit unintentionally, Lise Meitner probably contributed as much as anyone to developing the atomic bomb that she abhorred.

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On October 27, 1968, Lise Meitner, the first scientist to identify the splitting of the nucleus of an atom, and who gave the process its name, “nuclear fission,” died at the age of 89.