Hellenica World


Wu Youxun or Y. H. Woo (simplified Chinese: 吴有训; traditional Chinese: 吳有訓; pinyin: Wú Yǒuxùn; 26 February 1897 – 30 November 1977) was a physical scientist. He had the courtesy name of Zhèngzhī (正之).

Biography

Wu graduated from the Department of Physics of Nanjing Higher Normal School (later renamed National Central University and Nanjing University), and was later associated with the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University. He was once the president of National Central University (later renamed Nanjing University and reinstated in Taiwan) and Jiaotong University in Shanghai. When he was a graduate student at the University of Chicago he studied x-ray and electron scattering, and verified the Compton effect which gave Arthur Compton the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Awards
In 2000, the Chinese Physical Society established five prizes, in recognition of five pioneers of modern physics in China. The Wu Youxun Prize is awarded to physicists in nuclear physics.

Physics Encyclopedia

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home