Published: 3 November 2017

University to mark Marie Curie Day 2017

Marie Curie

To celebrate the 150th Birthday Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the University is taking part in Marie Curie Day 2017 on Tuesday, 7 November, with a host of activities and live-streamed talks from Liverpool, Geneva and Munich.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win the award in two different fields, Physics and Chemistry. Her work broke down many barriers in science and played a leading role in redefining women’s role in society and science.

Live-Stream talks from the University of Liverpool’s Professor Carsten P Welsch, Dr Marco Silari from Cern and Professor Katia Parodi from LMU, Munich.

Hands-on activities

Hands-on activities will also take place for young scientists including the simulation of alpha/beta/gamma decay, visualization of particles, radioactivity measurements, simulation of ionising radiation, building your own particle accelerator and more. For the full programme of activities taking place in Liverpool please visit the Marie Curie website.

A generational role model

Professor Carsten P Welsch, who is one of the organisers of the event said: “Marie Sklodowska Curie has been a role model for generation of researchers and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions have enabled the training of generations of researchers.

Our Research and Development in Liverpool is based on her principles and has received generous support from the EU over the past decade. On 7th November we look forward to celebrating her 150th birthday and giving an insight into today’s research challenges.”

The Marie Curie Day 2017 website contains programme information for the day, live-Stream links and information, facts and pictures of Marie Skłodowska-Curie.

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