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08/03/1879 German chemist Otto Hahn is born


Nuclear Fission ~ Otto Hahn


Otto Hahn (1968)


Nuclear Fission; splitting the atom for beginners: from fizzics.org

He provided the first proof of the nuclear fission together with Austrian physicist Lise Meitner. Nuclear fission is the process exploited by nuclear reactors to generate heat and, subsequently, electricity. It can be, however, also abused for construction of nuclear weapons. Hahn was also an opponent of National Socialism and Jewish persecution.
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