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In this fact-file find out why we turned Chien-Shiung into a superhero.
Superhero Identity
Born in a small town near Shanghai, Chien-Shiung was eight when she gained her superpowers. She can instantly and perfectly mirror herself, copying her clothes and weapons. Maintaining control over her mirror image can be difficult over long distances. Chien-Shiung is brilliant and wants to build a better, balanced and more beautiful world. She works incredibly hard to balance her career and life as a Superhero.
Chien-Shiung can create a mirror image of herself.
Caroline features in our signature card game Top Quarkz. The gameplay supports development of maths, literacy and decision making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries of our time and throughout history.


A giant colouring poster that will keep you busy for hours! Can you find Caroline hidden away in the Fetter's Chaos drawing?
Location - Chien-Shiung was born in Shanghai China in 1912.
Discovery - The Wu experiment was a nuclear physics experiment conducted in 1956 by Chien-Shiung.
Weakness - Maintaining control over her mirror image can be difficult over long distances.
Superpower - Reflection control.
Side-kick - Chien-Shiung was married to the Physicist, Luke Yuan.
Each drawing we create has one or more hidden treasures about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Did you find them all?
Top Quarkz Card Explained
Hidden Treasures
In Chien-Shiung's hand is a depiction of the basic idea of the Wu experiment

We have packed a lot into our cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
Name: Chien-Shiung Wu
Born: 1912
Died: 1997
Occupation: Experimental Physicist
Nationality: Chinese-American
Chien-Shiung made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity and helped develop the process for separating uranium. Wu won several awards and honours and her research helped answer important biological questions about blood and sickle cell anemia. She was also the first woman to serve as president of the American Physical Society. Find out more in this video by STEMulus.
Photo of Albert Einstein
Chien-Shiung Wu
It is shameful that there are so few women in science...
A physicist is someone who explores and identifies the basic principles that govern the structure and behaviour of things.

Physics is one of the major branches of science. People who work in physics are called physicists. Physicists study matter, forces and energy. The objects that physicists study range in size from the tiny, tiny building blocks of matter to huge groups of stars.
What Do Physicists Do ?
Video credit: RADICAL JR.
What is was the Manhattan Project?
What to find out a bit more about The secret project that led to the creation of the atomic bomb.
Did you know?
What is Parity?
What to find out a bit more about The Physics of a Mirror Universe. The level of this video is aimed at older viewers.
Video credit: SciShow
* Wu and her father were very close and he encouraged her interests and studies.
* Age 24, Chien-Shiung moved to the US to study. She never saw her parents again.

* She first trained as a teacher and graduated top of her class.

* Wu also researched the deformation of hemoglobins that cause sickle-cell disease.
Video credit: Up and Atom
Want to discover more? Why not read a book about Chien-Shiung, one of the one of the greatest physicists who ever lived, or dive into the world of our science superheroes.
Chien-Shiung features in our giant colouring poster: Fetters Chaos
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