Life Story: Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)

Award-Winning Physicist and Manhattan Project Contributor

The story of a Chinese American physicist who contributed to the development of the atomic bomb and overcame many racial and gender barriers to achieve recognition.

Chien-shiung Wu, professor of physics at Columbia University

Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), professor of physics at Columbia University, 1963. Smithsonian Institute Archives Image # SIA 2010-1509.

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.