Portrait of Lise Meitner
Lise Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize. 
Today she is considered to be one of the most important physicists of the 20th century.​
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Call for nominations: Gothenburg Lise Meitner award 2020

​The Gothenburg Physics Centre (GPC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award.  Nominations are due on Monday, 2 March, 2020.​​
​​The Lise Meitner award honors exceptional individuals for a “groundbreaking discovery in physics”.  
In addition to their scientific accomplishments, the candidates must meet the following selection criteria:
  • They have distinguished themselves through public activities of popularizing science and are prepared to deliver the annual Lise Meitner Lecture (middle of September).
  • Their research activity is connected to or benefit activities at GPC.
Nominations should include a motivation describing the achievements of the candidate, a short biography/CV, contact details and a local contact person. 

We would also like to thank those of you who did make an effort to nominate a candidate in the past! In case your nomination has not been chosen, we encourage you to submit her or his name again. As the number of nominations has declined in recent years, we strongly encourage all members of GPC to nominate a candidate! Please think broadly! There are certainly outstanding candidates you either know personally or whom you would like to come here to Gothenburg.  ​

Nominations should be sent to any member of the of the Lise Meitner Award Committee 2020: 

Dinko Chakarov dinko.chakarov@chalmers.se 
Hans Nordman hans.nordman@chalmers.se
Vitali Zhaunerchyk vitali.zhaunerchyk@physics.gu.se​
Vitaly Shumeiko vitaly.shumeiko@chalmers.se​
Andreas Heinz (Chair) andreas.heinz@chalmers.se

More information about Lise Meitner and the award can be found at the GPC website

With best regards,

The 2020 Lise Meitner Committee​

Published: Wed 29 Jan 2020.