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“Marie Sklodowska-Curie. A polish girl in Paris” at the CNIO

“Marie Sklodowska-Curie. A polish girl in Paris” at the CNIO

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From the WISE office we consider as one of our main goals to provide more visibility to other women roles beyond the traditional one. Thus, a few years ago we started organizing the successful WISE Seminar series, where we have enjoyed the presence of personalities such as Edurne Pasaban, Carmen Vela, Ángeles González-Sinde, and many other extraordinary women. Pursuing that goal of giving voice and visibility to women scientists, we are delighted of have been able to bring to the CNIO this exhibition on the life and work of such a pioneer and relevant scientist as Marie Curie. The relevance and impact of her work are amazing, particularly if you take into account that during those years women were facing lots of barriers and prejudices to access to a scientific education, and they were not fairly treated and judged.

Marie Curie was the first woman that received a Nobel Prize, in Physic in 1903, and the only person that has received such honor from the Swedish Academy of Science in two occasions, with her second Nobel in Chemistry in 1911. This exhibition is intended to offer a closer look at her human side, her determination and strength, which made possible a new and fundamental discipline in cancer treatment, the Radiotherapy.

Her mentorship was very important and allowed other relevant women scientists to developed her careers at her lab, such as Marguerite Catherine Perey, who discovered francium, or her own daughter, and also a Nobel Prize winner, Irene Joliot-Curie.

Science is beautiful and is because of that beauty why we should work on it, and perhaps, someday, a scientific discovery like radium, can be of benefit to all mankind - Marie Curie, extract of his speech for his second Nobel Prize.

For the opening ceremony we will count with the exhibition Curators, Belén Yuste and Sonnia Rivas-Caballero, and the radiophysicist Guadalupe Martín, who will tell us about Marie Curie’s life, the impact of her discoveries, and the role of women in today’s science.

We hope you will enjoy the exhibition!

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre)
C/ Melchor Fernández Almagro 3 / Av. Monforte de Lemos y C/ Sinesio Delgado
7th - 30th November, 2016 For security reasons we recommend you to be at the CNIO reception 10 minutes before the activity starts.
60 persons per session
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Marie Curie