Fission is a splitting of something into two parts.
Fission may refer to:
- In physics, nuclear fission is a process where a large atomic nucleus (such as uranium) is split into two smaller particles.
- In biology, fission (biology) is the subdivision of a cell or a multi-cellular body into one or more parts and the regeneration of each of the parts into a complete individual.
- In anthropology, fission is the process whereby a nation-state divides and becomes multiple states
- Fission (band), a Swedish melodic death metal band
Famous quotes containing the word fission:
“The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forcedby what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.”
—Erich Fromm (19001980)