VIRTUAL: Lise Meitner -A Physics Love Story

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cherry Hill Public Library

Event Details

Join Us for a virtual Giants in Science Program to celebrarte Women's History Month

Lise Meitner, born into a Jewish family, was an Austrian and later Swedish physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was one of the great experimentalists of her day.  Einstein dubbed her “Our German Madame Curie” during their Berlin heyday in the roaring 1920’s. 

Edward Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation about the life and science of Meitner, who is the unsung hero of nuclear fission, having played an essential role in its 1938 discovery. That year, when Hitler’s rise to power put all Jewish scientists at risk, Meitner made a daring escape out of Germany. She faced both gender and racial discrimination yet never ceased to pursue her work, the science that was the passion of her life. 

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Event Type(s): Adult, Virtual Programming
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Presenter: Edward Sierra
Amanda Zuccarelli
(856) 667-0300 ext. 2