The Path to Nuclear Fission: The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn

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History, Science, Technology Documentary published by PBS in 2006 - English,Spanish narration

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There is an intriguing story to tell about the lives and times of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn, two remarkable scientists whose extraordinary collaboration culminated in the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938, turning Einstein's "theory" into atomic science. Not only did these two revolutionize the history of science and the role of women in physics and chemistry, their tale also parallels the social changes and turbulent history of their times. It involves the war against memory, Nazi intimidation, forced exile, betrayal, and a Nobel Prize awarded only in chemistry that to this day distorts science history.

Produced by award-winning Rosemarie Reed (Widow of the Revolution: The Anna Larina Story), this documentary explores the intriguing development of atomic science in the first part of the twentieth century. It captures Meitner's efforts to make her way in the male-dominated world of physics, Hahn's early work and independent discoveries, their collaboration, the racial and political discrimination that forced Meitner to live in exile, and ongoing speculation about her exclusion from the Nobel Prize. These elements are explored through photos, letters, notes, stock footage, and maps; interviews with writers, scientists, and historians; and music of the day.

Originally aired: 2006.06.05


A finales de la década de los treinta, la física atómica obtuvo importantes avances, y así el químico alemán Otto Hahn (Premio Nobel de Química en 1944) junto con su colaborador Fritz Strassmann, observó con sorpresa la producción de bario como consecuencia del bombardeo del uranio con neutrones. Se encontraban frente a la primera reacción de fisión nuclear conocida. El 6 de enero de 1939 publicaban sorprendidos estos resultados. Lisa Meitner, antigua colaboradora de Hahn y exiliada en Estocolmo por su origen judío, fue la primera en interpretar correctamente el alcance del descubrimiento de Hahn, junto con su sobrino Otto R. Frisch.

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