Chien-Shiung Wu, 1912-1997

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Women & the American Story: Chien-Shiung Wu, Physicist and Manhattan Project Contributor

Learn more about Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese American physicist who contributed to the development of the atomic bomb and overcame many racial and gender barriers. This video is adapted from the life story of Chien-Shiung Wu in the New-York Historical Society’s Women & the American Story curriculum.

The video was produced by the New-York Historical Society’s Teen Leaders interns in collaboration with the Untold project.

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