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

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World Scientific, Sep 4, 2013 - Science - 300 pages
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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Contents

Chapter 1 Childhood in Liuhe
1
Chapter 2 A Young Wu ChienShiung 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 2000 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 ChienShiung the Scientist
239
Name Index
259
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