Marie Curie: Her Life and Her Work

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Program Type: Lecture
Age Group: Adults


Marie Curie, born in November 1867, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist, a wife, mother and an extraordinary scientist. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win it twice and the only person to win it in two different sciences. She shared the Physics Prize in 1903 with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel for their work on radioactivity. The Chemistry Prize in 1911 was for the discovery of polonium and radium. 

Edward A. Sierra is a former Nuclear Reactor Operator, President Elect of the Long Island section of the American Nuclear Society, an Adjunct Instructor at Suffolk County Community College and a proud US Navy submarine service veteran.