Otto Robert Frisch
(1904-1979)

Died aged c. 75

Otto Robert Frisch FRS (1 October 1904 – 22 September 1979) was an Austrian-born British physicist who worked on nuclear physics. With Lise Meitner he advanced the first theoretical explanation of nuclear fission (coining the term) and first experimentally detected the fission by-products. Later, with his collaborator Rudolf Peierls he designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1940.

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Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls showed the feasibility of an airborne atomic weapon here in 1940

Nuffield, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was