Otto Hahn (1879-1968) was a West German physical chemist, who discovered nuclear fission.
Otto Hahn won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944.
He worked with Ernest Rutherford and William Ramsay, and became director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in 1928.
With Fritz Strassmann (1902-1980), in 1938 he discovered that uranium nuclei split (undergo fission) when bombarded with neutrons, which led to the development of the atomic bomb (first used in 1945). He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944.
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Otto Hahn was a German chemist and Nobel laureate.