Ru Ling Susie Chou will be following in her famous father’s footsteps when she attends a peace conference in Nova Scotia next month.
Her father, Pei-Yuan Chou, an eminent Chinese physicist, was one of 22 world-renowned scientists who attended the first Pugwash Conference here in 1957 to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons to world peace. The conference was held at the summer home of philanthropist Cyrus Eaton in Pugwash, Cumberland County.
From that early conference has grown many Pugwash conferences, symposia and workshops, with a growing number and diversity of participants.
Chou, herself a physicist, is among the internationally recognized leaders in peace education, women’s activism, and the disarmament movement who will gather at Mount Saint Vincent University for the peace conference July 7-10.
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