Dubbed “The First Lady of Physics” and the “Queen of Nuclear Research”, Chien-Shiung Wu was a pioneer in Nuclear Physics whose contributions won her numerous awards and accolades. She was the first woman to receive a honorary doctorate from Princeton University, the first woman president of the American Physical Society and the first person selected to receive the prestigious Wolf Prize in Physics. She is best known for the Wu Experiment, which contradicted the hypothetical law of conservation of parity. Find more Great Women of Science Feminist T shirts here
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A small selection of badass lady scientists from across the centuries.
Row 1: Rosalind Franklin (Biophysics), Marie Curie (Chemistry, Physics), Chien-Shiung Wu (Physics)
Row 2: Emilie du Chatelet (Mathematics, Physics), Mae Jemison (Medicine, Astronaut!), Vera Rubin (Astronomy)
Row 3: Ada Lovelace (Computing, Mathematics), Maria Sibylla Merian (Natural History, Entomology), and Lise Meitner (Physics).
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