Tuesday’s Nuclear History Quiz

Chemist Lise Meitner with students (Sue Jones Swisher, Rosalie Hoyt and Danna Pearson McDonough) on the steps of the chemistry building at Bryn Mawr College. Courtesy of Bryn Mawr College. (April 1959)

An internationally renowned physicist, left, talks to students on the steps of the chemistry building at Bryn Mawr College circa 1959. Some consider her to be among the most significant women scientists of the 20th century. She was honored with the Enrico Fermi Award by the Atomic Energy Commission (the NRC’s predecessor agency) in 1966. In 1992, an element – the heaviest known in the universe – was named for her.

What is her name?

What is the name of the element?

Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College