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Lise Meitner Symposium

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The Churchill Archives Centre is proud to hold the scientific papers and personal correspondence of Lise Meitner (1878-1968), who, according to the inscription on her gravestone, was a physicist who never lost her humanity.

in physics in Vienna and the first female professor of physics in Germany, the Archives Centre is holding a one-day symposium in January. The symposium will feature three panels that will explore Meitner’s life and work as well as her scientific achievements and her political legacy.

Panellists include Dr Graham Farmelo, David Rennert, Professor Ruth Lewin Sime, Dr Annette Vogt, Professor Dame Athene Donald, Georgina Ferry, Professor Valerie Gibson, Professor Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke, Tanja Traxler, Dr Helen Curry, Professor Sir Roy Calne, Stefan Frankenberger and Sandra Schüddekopf.

As part of the symposium, portraittheater will present Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_indivisible, featuring anecdotes from the lives of Marie Curie, Lise Meitner and Hedy Lamarr. The play will tell of their achievements, their struggles and their passion for their work. Directed by Sandra Schüddekopf, with Anita Zieher impersonating the three women. Complemented by music and videos, the play is an entertaining portrait of three extraordinary women in history.

This talk is part of the Lise Meitner Symposium series.

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