Reversal of the Parity Conservation Law in Nuclear Physics

Ralph P. Hudson
NIST Special Publication 958: A Century of Excellence 1901-2000
Jan 1 2001

Yang and Lee had turned to betaspectroscopist and Columbia University friend and colleague Chien-Shiung Wu for advice on how to pursue their preferred suggestion. Wu, in turn, approached Henry Boorse of Columbia and his close associate Mark W. Zemansky of the City College of New York, who together ran a modest research program in cryophysics at Columbia.

A Unique Institution: The National Bureau of Standards 1950-1969

Elio Passaglia with Karma A. Beal
NIST Special Publication 925
Jan 1 1999

Among the division's various programs, the best known in the scientific world was its program in low-temperature physics. The Bureau had been involved in cryogenic research since 1904 when it obtained a hydrogen liquefier, but it was not until 1948, when it obtained a helium liquefier, that low-temperature physics research began in earnest. Built up by Brickwedde and supported by Condon, the low-temperature physics laboratory became one of the best in the world. It attracted a number of outstanding scientists.


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