Women’s History Month 16: Chien-Shiung Wu

Women's History Month 16: Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu

Distinguished Chinese American experimental physi- cist and the “First Lady of Physics,” Chien-Shiung Wu is best known for the Wu experiment, which proved that the law of conservation of parity does not hold for weak subatomic interactions. Dr. Wu was an expert in the subject of beta decay and played an important role in the Manhattan Project.

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