W is for Chien-Shiung Wu – Physicist
++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912- 1997) was an experimental physicist who worked on the famous Manhattan Project.
Her research, in particular an experiment now called the Wu experiment, disproved what was thought to be a fundamental law of physics. This law was the ‘conservation of parity,’ which proposed that atomic nuclei were symmetrical. As it happens, they are not.
You can learn more about Chien-Shiung Wu here.
See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.
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