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  2. Chien-Shiung Wu - Wikipedia

    Chien-Shiung Wu ( Chinese: 吳健雄; pinyin: Wú Jiànxióng; Wade–Giles: Wu2 Chien4-hsiung2; May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997) was a Chinese-American particle and experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics.

  3. Chien-Shiung Wu | Biography, Accomplishments, Importance ...

    Chien-Shiung Wu, (born May 29, 1912, Liuhe, Jiangsu province, China—died February 16, 1997, New York, New York, U.S.), Chinese-born American physicist who provided the first experimental proof that the principle of parity conservation does not hold in weak subatomic interactions.

  4. Chien-Shiung Wu — A Heroic Experimental Physicist

    Chien-Shiung designed and carried out the famous “Wu Experiment” based on the beta-decay of the radioactive atom cobalt-60. She precisely measured the small particles released from the atom, and found that they were jettisoned in an asymmetrical manner.

  5. Chien-Shiung Wu - Quotes, Awards & Nobel Prize - Biography

    Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American nuclear physicist who has been dubbed "the First Lady of Physics," "Queen of Nuclear Research" and "the Chinese Madame Curie." Her research contributions...

  6. Chien-Shiung Wu, trailblazing woman in nuclear physics, was ...

    The world reveres Chien-Shiung Wu as a groundbreaking nuclear physicist who made a startling find 65 years ago. But to me, she was Grandma — and I long to know more about her private universe....

  7. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu | National Women's History Museum

    Ashley Angelucci. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu earned many nicknames throughout her trailblazing years as a physicist, including “the First Lady of Physics,” the “Chinese Marie Curie,” and “Madame Wu.”. Most known for her work on the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II and her Cobalt-60 experiment that contested the law of ...

  8. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, The First Lady of Physics

    Chien-Shiung Wu is a pioneer and pivotal figure in the history of physics. An immigrant to the United States from China, she did important work for the Manhattan Project and in experimental physics. Her crucial contribution to particle physics was, however, ignored by the Nobel Prize committee when it awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics.

  9. Chien-Shiung Wu: A Pioneering Female Physicist - ThoughtCo

    Chien-Shiung Wu, pioneering female physicist, experimentally confirmed the beta decay theoretical prediction of two male colleagues. Her work helped the two men win the Nobel Prize, but she was not recognized by the Nobel Prize committee. Chien-Shiung Wu Biography

  10. Life Story: Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)

    Chien-Shiung Wu was born on May 31, 1912 in Liuhe, China. Her mother, Fanhua Fan, was a teacher. Her father, Zhong-Yi Wu, was an engineer. He strongly believed in gender equality and opened one of the first girls’ schools in China. Chien-Shiung attended her father’s school and developed a love for math and science at a very young age.

  11. Chien-Shiung Wu and Her Contributions to Nuclear Physics

    Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American physicist who made significant contributions to nuclear physics throughout her career. She was born in Liuhe, a village northeast of Shanghai, on May 13, 1912. [1] She studied at the National Central University in 1930, and graduated in 1934. [1]