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09Mar 21
U.S. stamp will honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady of Physics”

U.S. stamp will honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady of Physics”

Chien-Shiung Wu was an accomplished nuclear physicist. To honor her achievements in nuclear physics, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) created a stamp with her face. In her 40-year career, Wu won the National Medal of Science and had an asteroid named after her. She worked on the Manhattan project and was the first female physics…

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