1879 – Hahn – bio

Otto Hahn was born in Germany in 1879 and is considered to be the ‘father’ of nuclear chemistry. Hahn worked in the area of radiochemistry, at the time a new field that involved the study of radioactivity. He discovered several radioactive isotopes. He was nominated many times for Nobel prizes in both the fields of chemistry and physics. In 1944, he was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry for his discovery of nuclear fission.

PRECURSOR:
1791 – Faraday
1801 – Plucker
1814 – Geissler
1832 – Crookes
1845 – Roentgen
1852 – Becquerel
1852 – Fischer
1856 – Thomson, J.J.
1859 – Curie, Pierre
1867 – Curie, Marie

CONCURRENT:
1871 – Rutherford
1876 – Brooks
1878 – Meitner
1879 – Einstein
1885 – Bohr
1887 – Schrodinger
1891 – Chadwick
1896 – Noddack
1901 – Fermi
1901 – Heisenberg
1901 – Pauling
1902 – Strassman
1904 – Gamow
1912 – Seaborg

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