Tsai-Chien Chiang

Madame Wu Chien-Shiung

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Narrating the well-lived life of the “Chinese Madame Curie” — a recipient of the first Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Princeton University, as well as the first female president of the American Physical Society — this book provides a comprehensive and honest account of the life of Dr Wu Chien-Shiung, an outstanding and leading experimental physicist of the 20th century.
Contents:Childhood in LiuheA Young Wu Chien-Shiung Became the Favorite Student of Hu ShihChoice of FutureA Rising Star in BerkeleyYouth and LoveGoing EastFrom Nuclear Fission to the Manhattan ProjectA World Authority in Beta DecayRevolution in Parity ConservationExperiment at 2,000 Feet UndergroundThe First Female President of the American Physical SocietyLove of ChinaThe First Lady of Physics ResearchWu Chien-Shiung the ScientistReadership: Students and laymen.
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602 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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