This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Hahn and Meitner, German chemists

Hahn and Meitner, German chemists

H400/0170

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions:

Editorial use only. This image may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by aip of any product or service.

Caption

Hahn and Meitner, German chemists, working in the laboratory. Otto Hahn (1879-1968, at left) and Lise Meitner (1878-1968) worked together in Berlin for nearly 30 years. In the 1930s they worked on uranium bombarded with neutrons, initially not realising that fission was occurring. In 1938, Meitner fled Nazi Germany (she was Jewish) 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 received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}