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left to right: Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), Y.K. Lee, and L.W. Mo

Creator: Beutler, Margarete 1876-1949


Subject: Wu, C. S (Chien-shiung) 1912-1997

       Lee, Y. K

       Mo, L. W

       Columbia University


Type: Black-and-white photographs


Date: 1963



Topic: Physics

     Van de Graaff generator

     Women scientists


Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-1508]


Summary: The experiments of Columbia University physicists (left to right) Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), Y.K. Lee, and L.W. Mo confirmed the theory of conservation of vector current. In the experiments, which took several months to complete, proton beams from Columbia's Van de Graaff accelerator were transmitted through pipes to strike a 2 mm. Boron target at the entrance to a spectrometer chamber


Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess


Persistent URL:Link to data base record


Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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