Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn

Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968, German chemist and physicist. His important contributions in the field of radioactivity include the discovery of several radioactive substances, the development of methods of separating radioactive particles and of studying chemical problems by the use of radioactive indicators, and the formation of artificial radioactive elements by bombarding uranium and thorium with neutrons. He received the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for splitting the uranium atom (1939) and discovering the possibility of chain reactions. The development of the atomic bomb was based on this work. Hahn was a member of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Chemistry, Berlin, from 1912 and director from 1928 to 1944. He was in Allied custody (1944-46) and on his return to Germany became head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft, Göttingen (later reorganized as the Max Planck Gesellschaft).
Europaschule Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium is a Gymnasium (high school) in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the first Gymnasium in Gifhorn and was founded in 1950 as a private school called "Höhere Privatschule Gifhorn" (Higher Private School Gifhorn). Easter 1954, the school becomes a public school. In 1969 the school was renamed in its today's name "Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium". As of 2005 it had 1512 students and about 110 teachers and student teachers.

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