Women’s History Month Profiles: Chien-Shiung Wu, Nuclear Physicist

During Women’s History Month, Fair360, formerly DiversityInc is honoring a series of female innovators and history makers like Chien-Shiung Wu, who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures.

Born: May 31, 1912, Liuhe, China
Died: Feb. 16, 1997, New York City, U.S.
Best known for: Her involvement in the Manhattan Project and her contributions to helping prove a theory regarding the behavior and decay of radioactive atoms

Chien-Shiung Wu was ignored by the Nobel Prize Committee in 1957 for her contribution to the field of physics that has since earned her the nickname the “First Lady of Physics.”

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