Presentation: "Humanity needs dreamers: A visit with with Marie Curie"

Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — including early experiments to treat cancer with radium therapy — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory. What if she could tell her story?

Free with RSVP: https://sept25pccm.eventbrite.com
Recommended for adults and students ages 10 & older. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Daniel Steinberg, PCCM Director of Education and Outreach,  the 45 minutes presentation will be followed by a conversation with STEM on Stage co-founder and filmmaker, Jen Myronuk, plus invited guests. 

Short clip: https://vimeo.com/330925535

As digital theater, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS: A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Marie Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist and husband Pierre 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).

Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar and former engineer Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak, the presentation is the cinematic version of her acclaimed one-woman show. This unique format breaks the digital fourth wall between live theater and film, scholar and performer, past and present.

Location: 
Bowen Hall Auditorium (Room 222)
Sponsor(s): 
Princeton Center for Complex Materials
Speaker(s): 

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