Princeton University’s President Christopher Eisgruber will Deliver a Greeting on September 24, 2022 to honor Madame Chien-Shiung Wu
President Christopher L. Eisgruber
With great excitement, the organizers of the September 24, 2022 in-person and virtual event to honor one of the 20th century greatest physicists, Madame Chien-Shiung Wu announce that Princeton University’s President Christopher Eisgruber will deliver brief remarks at the event.
Madame Wu had long standing relations with Princeton University. According to the Princeton website https://nuclearprinceton.princeton.edu/people/chien-shiung-wu, Madame Wu “became the first woman hired as a faculty member by Princeton’s physics department.”
In 1958, a year after she led a Columbia University and National Bureau of Standard team of scientists to experimentally verify the theoretical proposal of two theoretical physicists, Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang, where “parity need not be obeyed in one of the four forces of nature, the weak nuclear force,” and for which Lee and Yang were bestowed the highest scientific accolades the 1957 Nobel prize in physics, Madame Wu was bestowed an honorary degree from Princeton University. The citation called Wu, "top woman experimental physicist in the world".
Although Madame Wu carries the nickname “First Lady of Physics,” and her scientific accomplishments are profound and numerous, nevertheless her deep relations with one of the leading global universities Princeton University are less known to the world. It is therefore entirely fitting that for this solemn event of 2022, which is Madame Wu’s 110 birthyear, President Eisgruber of Princeton University will deliver a comment to honor her!
About the C.S. Wu Global Forum
In order to commemorate Madame Chien Shiung Wu's 110 Anniversaries, Nanjing University Alumni Association United States (USAAUS) will host the first C.S. Wu Global Online Symposium, on September 24th, 2022. It welcomes scientists, teachers and students all over the world to join this open event.
The son of Madame C.S. Wu, Dr. Vincent Yuan, expressed his great pleasure in approving the NUAAUS to organize this commemorative event.
The U.S. Postal Service wrote to NUAAUS and authorized the use of Chien-shung Wu commemorative stamp to honor her as "one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century".