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Chien-Shiung Wu
* 1912 Shanghai, Republic of China
+ 1997 New York City


Chien-Shiung Wu

  Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American particle and experimental physicist
who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics.
Wu worked on the Manhattan Project,
where she helped develop the process for separating uranium into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion.
She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which proved that parity is not conserved.
This discovery resulted in her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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