Chien-Shung Wu by Richard Hammond
  

Chien-Shung Wu

Written by Richard Hammond
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RRP £37.50

Synopsis

Chien-Shung Wu by Richard Hammond

Born in China in 1912, Chien-shiung Wu came to the United States to study physics at the University of California at Berkeley. A meticulous researcher, she joined her former professor, Dr. Oppenheimer, on the Manhattan Project to find ways to produce radioactive uranium for the atomic bomb and improve radioactive detectors. Establishing herself as a world-renowned experimentalist in nuclear physics, Wu was asked by two top theoretical physicists, Tsung-dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang, to see if a 'fundamental truth' of physics was wrong. Her confirmation of nonparity in weak forces - that is, that right and left symmetry do not exist when atoms are in a weakened, less stable state - rocked the physics world. Until that point, physicists had assumed that parity - equality between the left and right sides of an atom - existed in all states. Madame Wu, as she was called, was one of the most distinguished women physicists of her time, and served as the first female president of the American Physical Society in the 1970s.

About the Author

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond is best known for co-presenting Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson

Richard Hammond loves cars and science. As co-presenter of the BBC’s hugely successful Top Gear and host of Sky One’s cult science series Brainiac: Science Abuse, his dreams come true on a daily basis.

His passion for learning has also taken him around the world in search of the Holy Grail for BBC1 (he didn’t find it). Can you Feel the Force? is his first book for children.

Richard is married with two children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Richard Hammond
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

1st October 2009

ISBN

9780816061778


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