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Author Tsai-Chien, Chiang.
Title Madame Wu Chien-Shiung : the first lady of physics research / Chiang Tsai-Chien ; translated by Wong Tang-Fong.
Imprint [Hackensack] New Jersey : World Scientific, [2014]
©2014

Author Tsai-Chien, Chiang.
Subject Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997.
Physicists.
Women physicists -- China -- Biography.
Alt Name Wong, Tang-Fong, 1944-
Description 1 online resource (301 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Childhood in Liuhe -- ch. 2. A young Wu Chien-Shiung became the favorite student of Hu Shih -- ch. 3. Choice of future -- ch. 4. A rising star in Berkeley -- ch. 5. Youth and love -- ch. 6. Going East -- ch. 7. From nuclear fission to the Manhattan Project -- ch. 8. A world authority in beta decay -- ch. 9. Revolution in parity conservation -- ch. 10. Experiment at 2,000 feet underground -- ch. 11. The first female president of the American Physical Society -- ch. 12. Love of China -- ch. 13. The first lady of physics research -- ch. 14. Wu Chien-Shiung the scientist.
Summary 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 Physics 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 -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789814368933 (electronic bk.)
9814368938 (electronic bk.)
9789814374842 (hbk.)
9814374849 (hbk.)
9789814368926 (pbk.)
981436892X (pbk.)
OCLC # 868980332
Additional Format Print version: Tsai-Chien, Chiang. Madame Wu Chien-Shiung : the first lady of physics research. [Hackensack] New Jersey : World Scientific, [2014] xxxvi, 264 pages ; 24 cm 9789814374842 (DLC) 17951501 (OCoLC)753623991



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