Lotte Pusch was born on August 7, 1890 in Reichenbach (O.-L.) was a German physical chemist. She was of the Protestant denomination. Her father was a District Court Director.
Pusch visited secondary schools in Pleß, Glogau (later called Głogów) running phone pouch, and Görlitz before deciding to attend the Mädchen-Realgymnasium Chamissoschule school in Schönberg. She later attended the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (later the Humboldt University of Berlin). During her first two semesters, she focused on mathematics, physics, and chemistry. In 1913, Pusch passed her university exams and began to study for her Ph.D. in physical chemistry. She earned her doctorate in March 1916 after passing her doctoral exam on January 20, 1916.
Upon receipt of her doctorate, Pusch, in the summer semester of 1916, became the only female Assistent (assistant) at the Physikalisch-Chemischen Institut at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität. She was hired in as a civil servant based upon Article 128 in the Weimar Constitution, which is listed as abolishing discriminatory regulations against women civil servants. During this time, Lotte worked with Walther Nernst in regards to the Photo-Induced Chain Reaction of Chlorine and Hydrogen. They looked to find the mechanism for why this reactions is able to produce a large quantum yield. She held the position until 1920. By law, as a civil servant, she was required to relinquish her position to a returning man pill remover, in this case Dr. Kurt Bennwitz. In addition meat mallet substitute, she gave up her career in favor of her husband, the physical chemist Max Volmer.
Lotte and Max knew and socialized with the physicist Lise Meitner and the chemist Otto Hahn from the 1920s onwards. Lotte also documented some of these conversations between Lise and Max.