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Lise Meitner - Celebrating a scientist who never lost her humanity

14th March 2019 in Archives Centre, News and Events, Women at Churchill

This one-day symposium, held in January 2019, celebrated the pioneering female scientist who helped discover nuclear fission and whose refusal to be excluded on grounds of sex or race has inspired both scientists and artists. Lise Meitner Symposium

Panel 1: The life and work of Lise Meitner

Who was Lise Meitner, and what did she do?


Panel 2: The Scientific and Political Legacy of Lise Meitner

Why should she be remembered? How does her work influence the science of today and what are the practical applications to have come out of her research? What lessons does her life teach us about overcoming exclusion on grounds of gender and race?


Panel 3: Humanity and Science

Humanity and science – What does the inscription on her gravestone really mean? What is it about Meitner that is inspiring art and theatre as well as science?


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