# On the belated discovery of fission

@article{Pearson2015OnTB,
title={On the belated discovery of fission},
author={J. Michael Pearson},
journal={Physics Today},
year={2015},
volume={68},
pages={40-45}
}
• J. Pearson
• Published 31 May 2015
• History
• Physics Today
A remarkable sequence of missteps, misfortune, and oversights delayed the discovery of nuclear fission until the eve of World War II—and likely altered history’s course.
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