An Inconvenient History: the Nuclear-Fission Display in the Deutsches Museum

  title={An Inconvenient History: the Nuclear-Fission Display in the Deutsches Museum},
  author={Ruth Lewin Sime},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  • R. Sime
  • Published 15 June 2010
  • History
  • Physics in Perspective
One of the longstanding attractions of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, has been its display of the apparatus associated with the discovery of nuclear fission. Although the discovery involved three scientists, Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, and Fritz Strassmann, the fission display was designated for over 30 years as the Arbeitstisch von Otto Hahn (Otto Hahn’s Worktable), with Strassmann mentioned peripherally and Meitner not at all, and it was not until the early 1990s that the display was… 
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