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(1912 – 1997)
Do you know what atoms are? Everything around you is made of atoms - the air you breathe, the water you drink, even you! Atoms are so tiny you can’t see them without a special microscope. Atoms are made of even smaller particles - electrons spinning around a core called a nucleus. The study of the nucleus and the particles it is made of is called nuclear physics. My name is Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (chyen schwen woo) and I am a nuclear physicist.