Madame Wu Chien-shiung: The First Lady Of Physics Research

Madame Wu Chien-shiung: The First Lady Of Physics Research

by Tsai-chien Chiang


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9789814368926
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,147,031
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Translator's Note xiii

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 Childhood in Liuhe 1

Chapter 2 A Young Wu Chien-Shiung Became the Favorite Student of Hu Shih 11

Chapter 3 Choice of Future 23

Chapter 4 A Rising Star in Berkeley 37

Chapter 5 Youth and Love 55

Chapter 6 Going East 71

Chapter 7 From Nuclear Fission to the Manhattan Project 85

Chapter 8 A World Authority in Beta Decay 101

Chapter 9 Revolution in Parity Conservation 119

Chapter 10 Experiment at 2,000 Feet Underground 153

Chapter 11 The First Female President of the American Physical Society 171

Chapter 12 Love of China 193

Chapter 13 The First Lady of Physics Research 221

Chapter 14 Wu Chien-Shiung the Scientist 239

Name Index 259

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