In Her Element

Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist and chemist, Otto Hahn, discovered Protactinium, a radioactive chemical element.  Unfortunately, sexism downplayed Lise’s role in Science. Nevertheless, she received the Enrico Fermi Award and the element Meitnerium was named after her. In 1938, she fled from Nazi Germany because she was Jewish.

47 Words

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Sources: Britannica; Atomic Archive; Reinvented Magazine

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