DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH
November 7, 1878 - Austrian/Swedish physicist Lise Meitner discovered protactinium
Lise Meitner was born on 7 November 1878 in Vienna, Austria, and educated at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin. He was an Austrian-Swedish physicist, who first identified nuclear fission. In association with German physical chemist Otto Hahn, she helped to discover the element protactinium in 1918, and she was a professor of physics at the University of Berlin from 1926 to 1933.