Monday, November 19, 2007

The Hall of Women Scientists

The December show features artist Jennifer Mondfrans. A colorful portraitist, Jen's works will include many important figures from science, famous and not. Inscribed on the plate at the bottom of this painting: Lise Meitner, Physicist (1878-1968). "She gave the first theoretical explanation of the fission process. While exiled in Stockholm during the second world war, she kept in constant collaboration with her partner in chemistry, Otto Hahn. Although the Nobel Committee overlooked her vital contribution, the element Meitnerium, a transuranian element, is named after her. Lise basks in the sparks of fission." And, how!
Lise Meitner
Watersoluble wax and acrylic on canvas
45.7 x 61

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