I’m excited to announce the release of my new book Fission Girl: Lise Meitner’s Escape from Nazi Germany and Her Role in the Manhattan Project. Get your copy of Fission Girl here.
Lise Meitner was a Jewish-born female Austrian physicist, working in Berlin at the time of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Though she co-discovered nuclear fission, the process of splitting an atom, with Otto Hahn, she was written out of the history books and Hahn alone received a Nobel prize. In this book, I attempt to set the story straight.