A Special Issue of Chemistry International Magazine Devoted to Marie CurieActivity by Chris Brouwer | added on Jan 10, 2011 | United States
IUPAC has published a special issue of Chemistry International magazine devoted entirely to Marie Curie. This special 48-page, 12 article issue (Jan-Feb 2011 CI, vol. 33, issue 1) will be distributed widely throughout the year beginning with the Opening Ceremony in Paris on January 27.
When the United Nations declared that 2011 would be the International Year of Chemistry, it did so in part because the year 2011 coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Madame Marie Curie—an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to science. With this in mind, IUPAC has published a special issue of Chemistry International devoted entirely to Marie Curie.
This special 48-page, 12 article issue (Jan-Feb 2011 CI, vol. 33, issue 1) will be distributed widely throughout the year beginning with the Opening Ceremony in Paris on January 27. It is also available online at http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2011/real_pages/Jan11CI/index.html.
The magazine explores the impact of Marie Curie’s discoveries and personality on the development of modern chemistry, physics, and nuclear medicine. Produced under the direction of a French-Polish editorial board, the closely linked contributions merge the scientific and personal aspects of Marie Curie—the scientist and the woman—to offer a new perspective on her unique life.
In addition to the eminent specialists who contributed articles, this issue features two authors with firsthand knowledge of Marie Curie: Hélène Langevin-Joliot, granddaughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, who coauthored the first article, and guest editor Jerzy Kroh, a former student of one of Marie Curie’s coworkers—in essence a grandson-through-science of Marie Curie.
This issue of Chemistry International will help illuminate the life and career of Marie Curie. In addition, it should prove inspirational to young scientists everywhere. The legacy of Curie is that talent, combined with perseverance and hard work, can lead to exceptional results.