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Our Lady of Fission
Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968)
Called the German Marie Curie by Einstein and name stake of element 109, Lise Meitner studied physics under Max Planck and Niels Bohr and worked with Otto Hahn to discover nuclear fission. Hahn went on to win the Nobel Prize for their work, and Meitner’s omission from the prize is considered one of the most egregious times that a woman has been left off of the prize because of being female.