Richard Hammond's Chien-Shiung Wu: Pioneering Nuclear Physicist (Makers of PDF

By Richard Hammond

ISBN-10: 0816061777

ISBN-13: 9780816061778

Born in China in 1912, Chien-shiung Wu got here to the USA to review physics on the college of California at Berkeley. A meticulous researcher, she joined her former professor, Dr. Oppenheimer, at the long island undertaking to discover how you can produce radioactive uranium for the atomic bomb and increase radioactive detectors. constructing herself as a world-renowned experimentalist in nuclear physics, Wu was once requested through most sensible theoretical physicists, Tsung-dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang, to work out if a 'fundamental fact' of physics used to be incorrect. Her affirmation of nonparity in susceptible forces - that's, that correct and left symmetry don't exist while atoms are in a weakened, much less solid nation - rocked the physics global. until eventually that time, physicists had assumed that parity - equality among the left and correct aspects of an atom - existed in all states. Madame Wu, as she was once known as, was once some of the most special ladies physicists of her time, and served because the first woman president of the yank actual Society within the 1970s.

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