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|Born||26 February 1897
Gao'an, Jiangxi, Qing China
|Died||30 November 1977
Beijing, People's Republic of China
|Nationality||People's Republic of China|
National Central University
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
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.
In 2000, Chinese Physical Society established five prizes, in recognition of five pioneers of modern physics in China. Wu Youxun Prize is awarded to physicists in nuclear physics.
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