Fact of the Day- Asian Americans in Science (10/31)

Regarded as the "First Lady of Physics," Chien-Shiung Wu was the Chinese-American physicist who disproved The Law of Conservation of Parity, showing that the laws of nature are not symmetrical with respect to left and right. The experiment which was first conducted in 1956 won her the Nobel Prize the following year. Among many accomplishments, she is believed to be the only Chinese-American to participate in the Manhattan Project. She is also noted as the first Chinese-American to be elected into the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the first female instructor in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, and the first female president of the American Physical Society.

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