Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) Activity

"Marie Curie's Life and Work"

Edward Sierra, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:00 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

In celebration of Women's History Month, Edward Sierra, of Brookhaven National Laboratory's Quality Management Office, will speak on "Marie Curie's Life and Work." November 2017, marked the 150-year anniversary of Marie Curie's birth. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person and only woman to win twice. She is still the only person awarded a Nobel Prize in two different sciences: the Physics Prize in 1903 that she shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, for their work on radioactivity, and the Chemistry Prize in 1911 for the discovery of polonium and radium. Sierra, the regulatory compliance and reporting officer for the Lab, is also President of the Long Island section of the American Nuclear Society. Cookies and coffee at 3:45 p.m.

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