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Chien-Shiung Wu, First Lady of Physics

Chien-Shiung Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴健雄; traditional Chinese: 吳健雄; pinyin: Wú Jiànxióng, May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997) was a Chinese Americanexperimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity.

Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into the U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which contradicted the Law of Conservation of Parity. This discovery earned the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics for her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang, and also earned Wu the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978.

Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie, and her many honorary nicknames include “the First Lady of Physics”, “the Chinese Madame Curie”, and the “Queen of Nuclear Research”.

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'When his eyes shifted to her this time, his body followed, and he tapped his forefinger against one of the rose’s thorns. “You and I have more in common than them,” he said, nodding his head towards the graves. “We bleed and breathe the same, and perhaps that’s all that matters in the end. Before we join them.”

"Okay," she mumbled uncertainly. "Is that a cryptic and morose way of telling me that you don’t believe those blood prejudices anymore? That you’ve learned your lesson?"

"Something like that," he said, and his lips tilted into half a smirk. "If you of all people are calling me cryptic, Granger, I’m wondering if I should be concerned."

Hermione almost smiled, but she caught it. That would simply be too surreal. “Is that why you really come here?” she asked, her tone harsher than intended. “You know, you won’t find redemption in a graveyard, Malfoy.”

His half-smirk disappeared and he straightened his spine. “I’m not looking for redemption, Granger. I’m just looking for respite.”’

- Graveyard ValentineBex- Chan