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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #64392: Derivation
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    Lise Meitner

    The ( )   [di...] (discover) in 1938 that a neutron could split an atom's core came as a complete surprise.

    There was no ( )   [th...] (theory) basis on which nuclear fission could be predicted and none of its ( )   [di...] (discover) had the slightest
    ( )   [kn...] (know) of its eventual use in atomic bombs and power plants.

    That much is ( )   [in...] (dispute).

    The question of who deserves ( )   [re...] (recognize) for the discovery is, however, a bone of contention.

    Of the 3 ( )   [sc...] (science) involved, one of them, Lise Meitner, was a woman.

    The standard ( )   [ex...] (explain) which has been ( )   [un...] (critic) accepted, is that she was a physicist and the discovery depended on chemical experiments.

    But is this the whole ( )   [t...] (true)?

    In all ( )   [li...] (likely), the reason has more to do with the fact that she was a woman and that she had to flee persecution. Her exile led to the Nobel committee's ( )   [f...] (fail) to recognize her contribution in the discovery of nuclear fission.

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