The Kosciuszko Foundation online programs present a panel discussion Maria Skłodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science? The discussion will be moderated by Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Dr. Roald Hoffman. The panelists are Susan Queen – an award winning author of the biography Marie Curie: A Life, Dr. Maria Siemionow – a microsurgeon who performed the world’s first complete face transplant in Cleveland, OH and Dr. Keiko Kawashima – Prof. of history of science at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Nagoya, Japan.
For more than 100 years, Maria Skłodowska Curie (1867-1934) has been inspiring generations of scientists and women around the world. Known as “Madame Curie”, she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to receive two Nobel Prizes (in 1903 in physics and in 1911 in chemistry), and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne).