C.S. Wu and the lack of a Nobel Prize
If you can understand German, you should read a new entry at Diax’s Rake called Chien-Shiung Wu zerbricht die Physik (“Chien-Shiung shatters physics”). Jörg Rings describes succinctly the principles of her famous experiment demonstrating parity violation in the weak interactions – for which she did not receive the Nobel Prize.
I find this essay from Jörg particularly well-timed for today, which is International Women’s Day.
For public activities in particle physics to honor female physicists, see the links and other information I posted some days ago, here.
Entry filed under: Outreach.