Madame Wu Chien-shiung

The First Lady Of Physics Research

577513e12a091.jpg Author Tang-Fong Wong
Isbn 9789814374842
File size 19.4 MB
Year 2013
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF
Category Physics

Book Description:

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.


  • Childhood in Liuhe
  • A Young Wu Chien-Shiung Became the Favorite Student of Hu Shih
  • Choice of Future
  • A Rising Star in Berkeley
  • Youth and Love
  • Going East
  • From Nuclear Fission to the Manhattan Project
  • A World Authority in Beta Decay
  • Revolution in Parity Conservation
  • Experiment at 2,000 Feet Underground
  • The First Female President of the American Physical Society
  • Love of China
  • The First Lady of Physics Research
  • Wu Chien-Shiung the Scientist

Readership: Students and laymen.




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