Lise Meitner, German chemist

Lise Meitner, German chemist

C019/7113 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Lise Meitner (1878-1968), German chemist. Meitner was a pioneer of nuclear chemistry. She worked with Otto Hahn in the 1930s on uranium bombarded with neutrons, but they did not realise fission was occurring. In 1938, Meitner (who was Jewish) fled Nazi Germany to Sweden. By 1939, both Hahn and Meitner had worked out that nuclear fission was taking place. This led to the building of the first atomic bomb. Hahn, but not Meitner, received the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photographed in April 1959, at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1950s, 1959, 20th century, 80s, 81, adult, american, atom bomb, atomic, black-and-white, bryn mawr college, caucasian, chemical, chemist, chemistry, discoverer, eighties, eldery, european, female, german, historical, history, human, jew, jewish, lise meitner, monochrome, north america, north american, nuclear chemist, nuclear fission, nuclear physicist, nuclear physics, old, pennsylvania, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, pioneer, portrait, radiochemist, scientist, united states, uranium, us, usa, white, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.