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Chien-Shiung Wu was a world renown scientist Though she had many accomplishments throughout her lifetime she is best known for her participation in an experiment that discovered that parity is not conserved Though she had many achievements she couldnt have done anything without her education Chien-Shiung Wu was born in Liu-ho China on May 291912 Her father Wu Zong-yee believed that woman had as much of a right to a good education as men did and encouraged his daughter to plan for college and a professional career As a young woman in high school she enjoyed all of her science courses but when she became acquainted with physics she knew definitely that she wanted to become a physicist She continued her math and physics studies at the National Central University in Nanking from which she got her bachelors degree in 1936 At that time there was war going on in China Wu wanted the best education possible so she decided to do her graduate work in the United States She was thinking on going to the University of Michigan because it contained many Chinese students but however she decided against Michigan for that very reason Chien-Shiung Wu chose the University of California at Berkeley to continue her studies As a graduate student Chien-Shiung WU impressed her professors with two skills that would make her famous all her life One was her ability to design an experiment that could prove or disprove a theory The other was her care in making extremely accurate measurements In her procedures of solving theories Wu showed herself to be a promising experimental physicist Wu received her PhD from Berkley in 1940 In 1942 Wu married Luke Chia-liu Yuan with whom she eventually had her son Vincent in 1945 After Wus marriage she became an assistant professor in physics at Smith College in Massachusetts When her year at Smith College was over Dr Wu was asked to come to Princeton to
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