Otto Hahn: Responsibility and Repression

  title={Otto Hahn: Responsibility and Repression},
  author={Mark Walker},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
Abstract.The role that Otto Hahn (1879–1968) played in the discovery of nuclear fission and whether Lise Meitner (1878–1968) should have shared the Nobel Prize for that discovery have been subjects of earlier studies, but there is more to the story. I examine what Hahn and the scientists in his Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin-Dahlem did during the Third Reich, in particular, the significant contributions they made to the German uranium project during the Second World War. I… Expand
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