Otto Hahn
#296 Overall Influence

Otto Hahn

German chemist

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Otto Hahn was a German chemist, and a pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. Hahn is referred to as the father of nuclear chemistry. Hahn and Lise Meitner discovered radioactive isotopes of radium, thorium, protactinium and uranium. He also discovered the phenomena of radioactive recoil and nuclear isomerism, and pioneered rubidium–strontium dating. In 1938, Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission, for which Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Nuclear fission was the basis for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.

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University of Marburg
University of Marburg

German university

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Frederick William University

University in Berlin, Germany; today Humboldt University

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#8 World Rank
Chemistry
#21 World Rank
Physics