Wu Chien-Shiung

(1965 SP )
NOW @ 29 TAU 11
FOUND @ 16 ARI 29
Inclination: 10.135
Eccentricity: 0.112
Period: 5.253 years
AU 3.022
Type: 0000

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20.9.1965 17:15 Nanking 118e49 32n4 observations 1

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Named in honor of Wu Chien-Shiung, born in China and currently Pupin Professor Emerita at Columbia University. She is renowned for her work in nuclear physics, particularly in the experimental study of the beta decay of radioactive atomic nuclei. The precision and elegance of her experiments have earned her the title of greatest living woman physicist. With coworkers she made her most famous contribution in 1956 with a critical experiment on polarized cobalt-60 beta decay. The result of this work, which substantiated the theory of Lee and Yang, shocked the world of physics and overthrew the concept of parity conservation in weak interactions. (M 16040) _ _.

Avastatud: 20-9-1965 Avastamiskoht: Nanking Avastajad: Purple Mountain Observatory

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