Otto Hahn

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Birthday
8, 1879
Birthplace
Frankfurt, Germany
Death Date
Jul 28, 1968 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1879
Birthplace
Frankfurt, Germany
Death Date
Jul 28, 1968 (89)

About

Pioneer in radioactivity and radiochemistry, who is known as the 'Father of of nuclear chemistry.' He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery of nuclear fission.

Before Fame

The only break in his intense study of chemistry was for a mandatory year of military service.

Trivia

He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope John XXIII in 1961.

Family Life

Born to parents Heinrich Hahn, a glazier and entrepreneur, and Charlotte Hahn, he had 4 older brothers: Karl, Heiner, Julius, and Otto.

Associated With

He joined Albert Einstein as one of the most important German-born scientists of the 20th century.