Even the elements have to deal with Trump
The rift between Branches
Effects of World War 2 on the Chemistry world
Fission is the Vision
In 1938, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner heard from a friend, Ferdinand Joliot-Curie, that they had created transuranic (means "past uranium") elements by bombarding uranium with neutrons. And, that these elements had properties similar to lanthanum. Meitner, thinking this to be "hogwash" duplicates the experiment. To her surprise, she gets the same result. After due consideration, she and Hahn come to the conclusion that they had not made a transuranic element, but had instead ACTUALLY made lanthanum. They had split the atom, or performed nuclear fission. This eventually leads to the atomic bomb.