eBook Madame Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady Of Physics Research, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814368938
  • ISBN-13: 9789814368933
  • DDC: 530.092
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

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

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Translator's Note.
Prologue.
1: Childhood in Liuhe.
2: A Young Wu Chien-Shiung Became the Favorite Student of Hu Shih.
3: Choice of Future.
4: A Rising Star in Berkeley.
5: Youth and Love.
6: Going East.
7: From Nuclear Fission to the Manhattan Project.
8: A World Authority in Beta Decay.
9: Revolution in Parity Conservation.
10: Experiment at 2,000 Feet Underground.
11: The First Female President of the American Physical Society.
12: Love of China.
13: The First Lady of Physics Research.
14: Wu Chien-Shiung the Scientist.
Name Index.