Otto Robert Frisch

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1946-1947 Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell 
 1947-1972 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 
Area:
nuclear physics
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(1904 - 1979)
https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/4616
https://www.chemie.uni-hamburg.de/pc/publikationen/Frisch.html
Otto Frisch was together with his aunt Lise Meitner instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission. His subsequent paper with Rudolf Peierls was the first document to set out a process by which an atomic explosion could be generated; their process would use separated Uranium-235, which would require a fairly small critical mass and could be made to achieve criticality using conventional explosives and create an immensely powerful detonation. This became the basis of the Manhattan project, for which he did essential work in determining the critical mass of enriched uranium
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Children

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Charles Andrew Barnes grad student 1950 Cambridge
James M. Cassels grad student 1950 Cambridge
Allan M. Cormack grad student 1950 Cambridge
Virgil Barnes grad student 1962 Cambridge
Peter John Dornan grad student 1965 Cambridge
Hans H. von Halban post-doc 1934-1938 Københavns Universitet
Herwig Franz Schopper research scientist Cambridge

Collaborators

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Lise Meitner collaborator 1939
 (nuclear fission)
Rudolf Ernst Peierls collaborator 1940 University of Birmingham
 (Frisch–Peierls memorandum)
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Frisch OR, Peierls RE. (2013) Keeper file seeing a super-bomb Air Force Magazine. 96: 55
Frisch OR. (2009) Take a photon... Contemporary Physics. 50: 59-67
Frisch OR. (2006) On the feasibility of coal-driven power stations Nuclear Engineering International. 51: 34-35
Frisch OR. (1979) Prometheus of the atomic age Nature. 282: 136-138
Davies DJM, Frisch OR, Street GSB. (1970) Sweepnik: A fast semi-automatic track-measuring machine Nuclear Instruments and Methods. 82: 54-60
Meitner L, Frisch OR. (1969) Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons: A new type of nuclear reaction (Reprinted from Nature, February 11, 1939) Nature. 224: 466-467
Frisch OR. (1968) Wrubel Was Astronomy Professor at Indiana Physics Today. 21: 101-103
Frisch OR. (1968) we hear that:Use Meitner Dies; Nuclear-Physics Pioneer Physics Today. 21: 101
Frisch OR, Wheeler JA. (1967) The discovery of fission Physics Today. 20: 43-52
Frisch OR. (1965) IV. 12. Poor man's smp Ieee Transactions On Nuclear Science. 12: 196-197
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