The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents the exhibit “The Lady of Radium, The Life of Maria Skłodowska-Curie”.
The exhibit follows key events from Curie’s life as a woman scientist and highlights her connections with the United States and different scientific institutions in America. This includes the important role that Marie Mattingly Meloney played in Curie’s successful fundraising tour for the Radium Institute, and her visits to the White House and St. Lawrence University.
The exhibit is part of a cycle of events about Marie Curie that includes a lecture “Madame Curie – Destiny Fulfilled” by Hanna Karczewski at the University of Washington and a screening of the biographic movie “Radioactive” at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle.
Marie Curie, born Maria Skłodowska, was the famous scientist who won two Nobel prizes, one in physics with her husband Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel for their work on radioactivity, and one in chemistry for her discovery of elements polonium and radium. She was the first woman to become a professor at the famous Sorbonne University in Paris. Her life was subject of many biographies and movies.
The exhibit is available on the ground level of the Suzzallo Library just off the Allen Library lobby at the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
This exhibit has been provided courtesy of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.
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