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Chien-Shiung Wu was known to many scientists as the "First Lady of Physics" and played a pivotal role in experimentally demonstrating the violation of the law of conservation of parity in the field of particle physics. At the time her contributions were somewhat overlooked, and this discovery resulted in her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics, while Wu herself was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978.

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  • Title: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu
  • Location Created: Columbia University
  • Rights: Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Medium: Photograph

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