Marie Curie and Aspects of the History of RadiochemistryActivity by Nick Evans | added on Sep 24, 2010 | United Kingdom
Sponsor(s): Royal Society of CHemistry (RSC)
The meeting, organised by the RSC's Radiochemistry and Historical Groups, will celebrate the life and achievements of Marie Curie.
The centenary of her Nobel prize in Chemistry falls in 2011 so we will consider her contribution to science and also examine other aspects of the history of radiochemistry. These will include early medical applications of radium, the contributions of Rutherford to our understanding of the nature of the atom and its later applications to nuclear energy, and the development of UKAERE Harwell. Modern aspects of these topics will also feature. The speakers are experts in their fields: the keynote lecture on Marie Curie will be given by Dr. Serge Plattard, the Counsellor for Science and Technology at the French Embassy, himself a noted nuclear physicist. His talk will be chaired by Richard Pike, CEO of the RSC, and the last session will be chaired by the RSC President David Phillips.
Date: 18 March 2011 10:00 - 17:20
Venue : The Chemistry Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
|Topic:||marie curie, history||Audience:||professional chemists, students, general public|