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Wu, Chien-shiung

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Physicists


1912 - Born on the 13th of May in Shanghai, China.

1929 - She was admitted to the National Central University in Nanjing.

1930 - 1934 - She studied in the Physics Department of National Central University (renamed Nanjing University).

1936 - She went to the USA with a female friend, Dong Ruofen, a chemist from Taicang.

1940 - Studied at the University of California, Berkeley and received her Ph.D.

1956 - She assisted Tsung-Dao Lee personally in his parity laws development (with Chen Ning Yang) by providing him with a possible test method for beta decay that worked successfully.

1975 - The first female President of the American Physical Society.

1997 - Died on the 16th of February due to her second stroke.


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