Talk:Lise Meitner

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grammar error in first paragraph[edit]

With their help and private tuition she became one of the first to take advantage of recent relaxations in Austrian women has no access to further education.

This sentence is missing something but I'm hesitant to correct it as I might end up introducing misinformation. Can someone please correct? Wppds 15:22, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Wppds is correct that the above sentence is terrible grammar. It looks like it has been deleted in the main article now....
I'm wondering why the Biography part seems to hold all the information on the person, and why its so focused on the nuclear aspect - of course the atomic discoveries are a dominant scientific theme of the 20th century. But it appears to me her Wiki bio ought to be broken down into her bio (discussing her education, the hurdles she overcame, etc), her lifes work, and a paragrpah on the atomic work and her missing out on the Nobel prize as a separate paragraph. Engr105th 19:06, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
She's extraordinarily well known for her work in nuclear physics, this seems akin to requesting that an article on Einstein have half of it about his theoretical physics and the other half about his personal life. Maybe I'm missing your point, but when someone is very well known for their contributions in a particular area it is appropriate, imo, to focus an article on that area, rather than making it a general biography of the person. KP Botany 19:15, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

There was still a grammatical error in the first para - "since 1935", an error Germans often make in English. I've corrected it. Maelli (talk) 20:08, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Pronunciation, Please...[edit]

Am I right in assuming "LEE-za MITE-ner"?

Basesurge (talk) 14:57, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I'm surprised no one's answered you yet! Maybe it will help to tell you about "ie" and "ei" in German, both of which come up a lot in that language, and "Ei" is in fact also a complete word (I assume you're an English-speaker): if you pronounce the second letter in each of them as if it were English (or "say its name", as we learned at school in London), you're dead right, so "ie" sounds like "ee", as in "bee", and "ei" sounds exactly like "eye" (but "das Ei", as a German word, means "the egg"!). There is no German word "Ie", however! Hope that helps! Maelli (talk) 16:17, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Needs copyediting[edit]

This article shows obvious signs of being translated from German (not all of it, but significant chunks). Somebody needs to go through it and change the language to idiomatic English. I'll try to get to this, but, not guarantees. Paulmlieberman (talk) 13:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Education/Scientific Career have chronology confusion[edit]

The Education section should probably end with her doctorate, but continues to 1938, and the Career section overlaps. I will put the material in a more logical manner (as I see it).

E = mc2[edit]

Given that the one and only appearance of "E = mc2" in the Lise Meitner article is immediately preceded by "Frisch and Meitner also first realized that Einstein's famous equation", I bracketed the equation to associate it with the article on Mass-energy equivalence, even though the radioactivity subsection of that article is also bracketed shortly after. I'm hoping no one has a problem with this, as "E = mc2" is probably the most famous equation in the world, and as such I believe it deserves to be individually noted. grifterlake (talk) 02:38, 2 December 2015 (UTC)