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Otto Hahn 1944

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1944 was awarded to Otto Hahn "for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei".

Otto Hahn 1944…

Biography

Hahn worked under Sir William Ramsay at UCL from the autumn of 1904 to the following summer and his work here was rewarded by the discovery of a new radioactive substance, radiothorium, while working on the preparation of pure radium salts.

From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1942-1962, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1966.