What scientist was born on today's date?

March 8
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Otto Hahn (Chemistry)
Birthday: 1879, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Otto Hahn prepared at first for a career as an architect but then became intensely interested in chemistry. He studied radiochemistry in London in 1904. Returning in 1906 to Germany he was joined in his research by Lise Meitner (November 7). His work on radioactivity during the next 30 years led to the realization that nuclear fission was possible. He won the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

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