Awards & Winners

Chien-Shiung Wu

Date of Birth 31-May-1912
Place of Birth Taicang
(China, Jiangsu)
Nationality United States of America, China
Profession Physicist, Scientist
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American physicist with expertise in the techniques of experimental physics and radioactivity. She worked on the Manhattan Project, helping to develop the process for separating uranium metal into the U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. Wu later performed the Wu Experiment, which contradicted the "Law of Conservation of Parity" and which confirmed the theories of her colleagues. Her honorary nicknames include the "First Lady of Physics", the "Chinese Marie Curie", and "Madame Wu".

Awards by Chien-Shiung Wu

Check all the awards nominated and won by Chien-Shiung Wu.


Wolf Prize in Physics
(for her explorations of the weak interaction, helping establish the precise form and the non-conservation of parity for this natural force.)


National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For her ingenious experiments that led to new and surprising understanding of the decay of the radioactive nucleus.)