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Chien-Shiung Wu

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Transcript of Chien-Shiung Wu

Facts about her
Chien-Shiung Wu was born on 31/5/1912 in Liuhe, Taicang, Suzhou, China and work in the field of nuclear physics and was called many names like the First Lady of Physics,the Chinese Madame Curie, and the Queen of Nuclear Research. She died in February 16, 1997 (aged 84) New York City, United States. Her name in Chinese (
: Wú Jiànxióng) and she also made a book called Origin of the Third Family.
What she made
She made the nuclear bomb
Universities that she went
Southeast univ
UC Berkeley
Zhejiang University
National Central University
Who helped her?
Luke Chia-Liu Yuan(he is also a the first President of the Republic of China) help her and married him and their son was a physicist
Thanks For listening/watching
{Chien-Shiung Wu}
Wolf Prize in Physics
Comstock Prize in Physics
National Medal of Science for Physical Science
Awards she got

BIBLIOGRAPHY + What she did to society
AND most use......................................................................
"it is shameful that there are so few women in science... In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.
— Chien-Shiung Wu
Quoted in 'Queen of Physics', Newsweek (20 May 1963) no. 61, 20.
Science quotes on: | Women Scientists (13)

Beta decay was... like a dear old friend. There would always be a special place in my heart reserved especially for it.
— Chien-Shiung Wu
Science quotes on: | Radioactivity (22)

There is only one thing worse than coming home from the lab to a sink full of dirty dishes, and that is not going to the lab at all!
— Chien-Shiung Wu
Quoted in Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio and Jamal Eddine Derkaoui, Cosmic Radiations: From Astronomy to Particle Physics (2001), 344. by - Science - 2001
Science quotes on: | Laboratory (83) "

She wanted to do nuclear physics because she wanted to continue her studies in physics to a higher level and she made the first atomic bomb for the US government during war ll.

It help the "government's science, technology, engineering and maths"
How does it help Society
What does Nuclear Physics Mean ?
"The physics of atomic nuclei and their interactions, especially in the generation of
nuclear energy.
Pinyin="the standard system of romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese."
Nuclear energy="Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in
steam turbines
to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. The term includes
nuclear fission
, nuclear decay and
nuclear fusion."

misconception="a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding."
spinsters="an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage."
steam turbines="a turbine in which a high-velocity jet of steam rotates a bladed disc or drum."
nuclear fission="a nuclear reaction in which a heavy nucleus splits spontaneously or on impact with another particle, with the release of energy."
nuclear fusion=a nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy.
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