Obituary: Qian Sanqiang

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Qian Sanqiang, atomic scientist, died Peking 28 June, aged 79. Led the research work which resulted in the manufacture of China's first atomic bomb. Spent the Thirties and Forties in France at the Pierre Curie Laboratory in the Institute of Radium at the Sorbonne, returning to China to establish the country's atomic nucleus research base and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Honorary chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology.