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 (wo͞o), Chien-Shiung 1912-1997.
Chinese-born American physicist who showed experimentally that parity is not conserved in beta decay, thus demonstrating that the principle of parity conservation does not hold for weak interactions.
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Wu

(wo͞o), Chien-Shiung 1912-1997.
Chinese-born American physicist. Her research on electron emission in the decay of radioactive elements led her to disprove a long-held law of physics, called the law of symmetry, which held that the laws of nature are always symmetrical.
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"Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World: Marie Curie, Rita Levi-Montalicini, Chien-Shiung Wu, Virginia Apgar, and More" explores the lives of Curie, three other female Nobel Prize winners, and six other women who broke through gender discrimination in a variety of fields to help shape our world with their extraordinary discoveries and inventions.
Chien-Shiung Wu overturned a scientific "truth" about the movement of atomic particles in the process of working with the U.S.
2 Determining Neutrosophic Probability of the experiment of Chien-Shiung Wu et al in 1957
One of the reasons for 1957 Nobel Prize for physics is "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles", and according to the experiment of Chien-Shiung Wu et al in 1957, the so-called "law of nonconservation of parity" is established.
In the experiment of Chien-Shiung Wu et al in 1957, they found that the number of the electrons that exiting angle 0>9O[degrees] is 40% more than that of 0<90[degrees] (the ratio is 1.4:1.0).
[1] Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Department of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Zuhong Lu, Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Department of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China.
Chinese American Scholars on Their Visits to China (1974) is a collection of speeches and writings by thirty eminent Chinese American scholars, such as Chen-Ning Yang, Yuen-Ren Chao, Chien-Shiung Wu, Chih-Kung Jen, and so on.
Yu, Professor Chien-Shiung Wu and her husband, as well as Professor Hans Bielenstein.
It was the shock of this discovery, the fall of parity, that prodded me into writing an entire book about mirror-reflection symmetry" He does give an account of that discovery that is just intelligible to the general reader and a readable story of the careful experiments of Madam Chien-Shiung Wu that established the result (after some other researchers had dismissed the experiments as not worth performing since the chance of asymmetry was so low).
For example, we learn that experimental nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, noted for her beauty, ordered her clothing from China as a continued connection to her homeland.
Peng Hou, Meiju Ji, Song Li, and Zuhong Lu * (Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory, Department of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China; * author for correspondence: fax 86-25-83619983, e-mail zhlu@seu.edu.cn) Table 1.