Quotes by Chien-Shiung Wu

About Chien-Shiung Wu:

Chien-Shiung Wu is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which contradicted the hypothetical law of conservation of parity. This discovery resulted in her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics, and also earned Wu the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie. Her nicknames include "the First Lady of Physics", "the Chinese Madame Curie", and the "Queen of Nuclear Research".

Author Bio

  • NameChien-Shiung Wu
  • DescriptionChinese American experimental physicist
  • BornMay 13, 1912
  • DiedFebruary 16, 1997
  • CountryChina; United States Of America; People's Republic Of China
  • ProfessionPhysicist
  • AwardsJohn Price Wetherill Medal; Comstock Prize In Physics; Wolf Prize In Physics; National Women's Hall Of Fame