Lise Meitner (1878-1968), lecturing at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1946

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5996]

Creator: Briggs, C. A

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5996

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Summary

In 1938, Austrian-born physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) fled Germany and eventually became a Swedish citizen. After World War II, Meitner received many awards, including being named "Woman of the Year" at the National Press Club in 1946. She was a Visiting Professor of Physics at Catholic University during Spring 1946. In a press release associated with her arrival, Dr. Meitner emphasized that her goal was "wholly educational": "I have no intention to suggest how atomic energy should be controlled, beyond expressing my sincere hope that no occasion will again arise where it will be utilized in war. A lasting peace is more desirable than the creation of weapons which might lead to the extermination of mankind."

Subject

  • Meitner, Lise 1878-1968
  • Catholic University of America

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5996

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1946

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Topic

  • Women scientists
  • Physics

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5996]

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