Download e-book for iPad: Chien-Shiung Wu: Pioneering Nuclear Physicist (Makers of by Richard Hammond

By Richard Hammond

ISBN-10: 0816061777

ISBN-13: 9780816061778

Born in China in 1912, Chien-shiung Wu got here to the U.S. to check physics on the collage of California at Berkeley. A meticulous researcher, she joined her former professor, Dr. Oppenheimer, at the new york venture to discover how one can produce radioactive uranium for the atomic bomb and increase radioactive detectors. developing herself as a world-renowned experimentalist in nuclear physics, Wu was once requested by means of best theoretical physicists, Tsung-dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang, to work out if a 'fundamental fact' of physics used to be fallacious. Her affirmation of nonparity in vulnerable forces - that's, that correct and left symmetry don't exist while atoms are in a weakened, much less strong country - rocked the physics global. till that time, physicists had assumed that parity - equality among the left and correct facets of an atom - existed in all states. Madame Wu, as she used to be known as, was once some of the most amazing ladies physicists of her time, and served because the first woman president of the yank actual Society within the 1970s.

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