Chien-Shiung Wu

“There is only one thing worse than coming home from the lab to a sink full of dirty dishes, and that is not going to the lab at all” 

  • Chien Shiung Wu was born in the Liuhe, Jiangsu province of China on May 29, 1912
  • She grew up in Taicang, China where her father was an advocate for girl’s education and founded a women’s school in China
  • In 1936, she graduated from the National Central University in Nanking China
  • After graduating she went to study physics at the University of California at Berkeley
  • In 1940, she received her Ph.D. and taught at both Smith College and Princeton University
  • In 1944, she was recruited by the U.S. government to work on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University
  • During this time, Chien helped developed a process of enriching uranium to be used as fuel
  • In 1956, Chien devised an experiment that helped disprove the Parity Law (a law of physics)
  • This experiment is still thought to be one of the most important developments in atomic and nuclear physics
  • Despite her research and experiments, Chien was not awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics
  • The honor went to her male colleagues instead
  • After the war, she continued to work at Columbia where she became the Dupin professor of physics in 1957
  • Chien continued to do research in atomic and nuclear physics, and the structure of hemoglobin
  • In 1975, Chien was awarded the National Medal of Science and became the first female president of the American Physical Society
  • Chien was also the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Princeton and she was the first woman to receive National Academy of Sciences Comstock Prize
  • She retired from teaching at Columbia in 1981
  • Chien is not only known for her work but she was also an advocate for women in science
  • Chien died on February 16, 1997 in New York

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With intense excitement we now present our first set of screen-prints centered on epic art without a band connection with works from some of our favorite artists in the punk scene — Nation of Amanda, Liz Suburbia, Will Laren, and Andy Warner, and a bonus xmas card by Ferin Fick.

This is a brand new thing for us, and I hope these are well received as there are plenty more punk rocker artists and ambitious designs we hope to make prints for.  But really, what am I saying, of course these will be well received — just look at them!

This first batch of designs is limited to 49 pieces each, every one hand-numbered and dated on the back. Lovely and economical, the 5” x 7” screen-prints are $8 and the 11.75” x 15.75” ones are $14.

The Liz Suburbia “House Shows” print especially has been demanded by everyone who picked up As You Were #1, fuckyea being able to have nice things!

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From ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine, 1966.


From ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine, 1966.

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Muhammad Ali, Chicago, 1966
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Muhammad Ali, Chicago, 1966

Thomas Hoepker

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László Moholy-Nagy


László Moholy-Nagy

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Brad Pitt in a dress appreciation post.

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Vivre Sa Vie-1962

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"I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, and yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them."

Frédéric Chopin (via sad-plath)

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