Women In STEAM Fields

Lise Meitner


Nuclear Physicist and pioneer in the study of radioactivity. She was part of a team that discovered nuclear fission (a term she coined) but she was overlooked in 1945 when her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Despite her discovery of nuclear fission, she actively opposed military use of nuclear fission and the creation of the atomic bomb. Moreā€¦