The Woman Who Knocked Science Sideways
We’re hard at work producing the next season of Lost Women of Science, but we wanted to bring you this special guest episode from Portraits, a podcast from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a towering figure in science whose parity experiment shattered our understanding of the physical world. She enjoyed rockstar status in China, met the pope, inspired an opera and even became a “Jeopardy!” question. But to Jada Yuan, she was grandma.
See the portraits discussed in the episode:
Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Laureate
Chen-Ning Yang, Nobel Laureate
Also, check out Jada Yuan’s article about her grandmother here!