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Tsung-Dao Lee’s birthday
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Happy Birthday Tsung-Dao Lee!
Chinese-born American physicist who received (with Chen Ning Yang) the 1957 Nobel Prize for Physics for their „penetrating investigation” of violations of the principle of parity conservation (the quality of space reflection symmetry of subatomic particle interactions), which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles. Conservation of parity had previously been regarded as a “law” of nature. (Parity holds that the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system.) The theory was subsequently confirmed experimentally by Chien-Shiung Wu in observations of beta decay.
Read more about him: http://buff.ly/1xqYp3Q…/…/Under-appreciated-Physicists
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