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* 1912 Shanghai, Republic of
+ 1997 New York City
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American particle and
who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and
Wu worked on the Manhattan Project,
where she helped develop the process for separating uranium into
uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion.
She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which proved
that parity is not conserved.
This discovery resulted in her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang
winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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