left to right: Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), Y.K. Lee, and L.W. Mo

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-1508]

Creator: Beutler, Margarete 1876-1949

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1963

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

The experiments of Columbia University physicists (left to right) Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), Y.K. Lee, and L.W. Mo confirmed the theory of conservation of vector current. In the experiments, which took several months to complete, proton beams from Columbia's Van de Graaff accelerator were transmitted through pipes to strike a 2 mm. Boron target at the entrance to a spectrometer chamber.

Creator

Beutler, Margarete 1876-1949

Subject

  • Wu, C. S (Chien-shiung) 1912-1997
  • Lee, Y. K
  • Mo, L. W
  • Columbia University

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1963
  • 3/20/1963

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Van de Graaff generator
  • Physics
  • Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-1508]