The Underdogs of Fame


Lise Meitner discovered fission with her colleague, Otto Hahn. But only Hahn got the Nobel Prize.

This issue of Nautilus deals with fame: what it is, where it resides, and why. But we all know that fame is a fickle beast, smiling upon a fortunate few and forsaking others who are more deserving. So, tell us, who should be more famous than they are? Who’s the most underrated scientist, thinker, artist?

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Rose Eveleth is Nautilus’ special media manager.