Wu Chien-Shiung


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Wu

 (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.

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.