Ok so Dr. Chien-Shung Wu was a pretty rad woman. She was a genius in science and was known as the “First Lady of physics” which is a top notch title if you had to have one.
She’s mainly recognized for her work on the manhattan project which consisted of her enriching uranium that made it possible to create large amounts of it for the bomb. Also, she was known for disapproving the Parity law by conducting an experiment of her own. Her experiment included a lot of science-y terms but basically she proved that mirror images don’t behave the same way. However, she was FREAKING OVERLOOKED and her two other (male) partners, Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang, received the Nobel prize in physics without any recognition to her contributions.
However, she went on to receive a hella lot of awards, (while I was reading about her I kept seeing the phrase “first woman ever to receive…”). She kind of set an unprecedented amount of accomplishments for women during her life. Along with her many many many awards, medals, and honorary doctorates, she wrote a book: beta decay. For the remainder of her job she continued to research at Columbia university until she retired. She was so many things, a teacher, scientist, author, women’s advocate, and now historical idol.
Honestly, she’s a pretty inspiring woman. The reason she ended up in America at all was because they didn’t offer a doctorates program in the field she was studying in China and she wanted even more knowledge about it. I think it’s really amazing for someone to be that passionate and then have their knowledge left behind for the world to study and learn by.