Marie CurieHumanity Needs Dreamers - A Conversation with Marie Curie

Featuring Dr. Marie Skłodowska Curie

This program honored a preeminent woman of science: Marie Curie. She was the first European woman to earn a doctorate in the sciences; the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (for the discovery of radioactivity), the first woman to teach at the Sorbonne, and the first person to receive a second Nobel Prize (a feat not to be repeated for another 50 years).

This exciting event took place during Super-Bowl Weekend on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Princeton's Taplin Auditorium. Dozens of families gathered to see Marie Curie come to life by the hand of actress-engineer Susan Marie Frontczak

Parental Guidance: 10 and over. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 10. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

Please check back for the 2019 Stars of Materials Science Lecture event, which will take place in the fall.


Program Details:

  • Registration Required
  • Free & Open to the Public
  • Recommended for Ages 10 & Up




  • CAMPUS MAP: Parking and Campus Map -PDF iconParking Taplin Auditorium
  • Taplin is located on campus on the corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane, situated next to the Lewis Library. The concert hall is on the second floor of Fine Hall.

About the actress: Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak brings history and literature to life, creates stories from thin air, and hones personal experience into tales worth telling again and again. She lives up to her moto, "Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else."

This program was brought to you by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials as part of our Super Stars of Materials Science Weekend, co-sponsored with the Princeton University Council on Science and Technology.