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Maria Skłodowska Curie webinar (KF)
Thursday, December 03, 2020, 07:00pm
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Maria Skłodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science?

A panel panel discussion featuring:

  • Susan Quinn- an award-winning author of biography Marie Curie: A Life
  • Dr. Maria Siemionow - a world-renowned scientist and microsurgeon
  • Dr. Keiko Kawashima - Professor of History of Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Roald Hoffmann,
Nobel Prize-winning scientist, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters,
and a member of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists.

From the Kosciuszko Foundation website: For more than 100 years Maria Sklodowska Curie has been inspiring generations of scientists around the world. "Madame Curie" (1867-1934) was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person ever and the only woman to receive two Nobel Prizes, and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.

In 1927, in a letter sent to Kosciuszko Foundation's Founder, Stephen Mizwa, Marie Curie agreed to establish a scholarship fund in her name. As part of the KF online programs, we have the pleasure of inviting you to the webinar discussing her life, her body of work, and her legacy as Poland's greatest scientist.