Austrian nuclear physicist.
(ˈliːzə). 1878--1968, Austrian nuclear physicist. With Hahn, she discovered protactinium (1918), and they demonstrated with F. Strassmann the fission of uranium
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Austrian-born Swedish physicist who contributed to the first theories of nuclear fission. Her contributions to the field of nuclear physics led to the development of the atomic bomb and nuclear energy.
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