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Blog Flashback: Birthday of CS Wu

Today marks the 110th birthday of C. S. Wu, who won the Wolf Prize in Physics for her discovery of parity breaking.

We had a length piece on the blog for her birthday last year:

And another nice article was published today by the Linda Hall Library

AIP Hisotry has a teaching guide about her work


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