Spinning Liquid Drops:
R. E. Apfel, Yale University
"[This] new type of nuclear reaction thus discovered was given the
name 'fission' by Meitner and Frisch (1939, Nature, 143, 239)
who on the basis of the liquid drop model of nuclei emphasized the
analogy of the process concerned with the division of a fluid
sphere into two smaller droplets as the result of a deformation
caused by an external disturbance."
Binary Star Formation:
"I have not attempted to give any discussion of results from the point
of view of dynamical astronomy. The complications introduced by the
heterogeneity and compressibility of natural substances, as well as
by the difference between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional
problems, are so great that any discussion with reference to the actual
conditions of astronomy would be impossible in the present paper."