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Marie Curie’s 150th birthday

  “Science is at the root of all the progresses that alleviate human life and decrease its suffering” Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska-Curie was born on November 7th 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Many European countries celebrate the birthday of the woman who has been a role model for so many women scientists, including EPWS members. In France on November 7th morning a ceremony was held at Pan...
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BBC News – The women whom science forgot

"A quick web search for the world's most famous scientists lists, among others, Galileo, Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Stephen Hawking and Alexander Fleming. One of the few women to receive a mention is Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who basically discovered radiation and helped apply it in the field of X-rays.   She won two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry. Yet even so, she ...
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Marie Curie and Dorothy Hodgkin documentaries on the BBC Radio 4

On the BBC Radio 4's podcast:  The Curies"Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the scientific achievements of the Curie family. In 1903 Marie and Pierre Curie shared a Nobel Prize in Physics with Henri Becquerel for their work on radioactivity, a term which Marie coined. Marie went on to win a Nobel in Chemistry eight years later; remarkably, her daughter Irène Joliot-Curie would later sh...
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Interview of the month: Mnémosyne (2/2015)

Every month, EPWS presents the characteristics and activities of one Member Association. Read all the previous Interviews with our Members here   Our Member for February 2015 is the French association Mnémosyne - association pour le développement de l’histoire des femmes et du genre Association website: www.mnemosyne.asso.fr/mnemosyne Contact this association: www.mnemosyne.asso...
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The Open University : Inspirational Women in Science (Poster Series & Podcast)

"In the past, the world of science was often seen as somewhat the preserve of men. Luckily in more recent times these perceptions have changed dramatically, with more and more women studying and working in science.But even before these more enlightened times, women have made a tremendous contribution to the different fields of science (even if they haven't always been credited fully for their...
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Revealing Lives: Women in Science 1830-2000

Thursday 22 May – Friday 23 May 2014 The Royal Society, LondonHow are we to recover, interpret and understand women’s experiences in science? Popular history delivers stories of a few ‘heroines’ of science, but perhaps these narratives do more to conceal than reveal? Where were the workaday women scientists – now largely invisible - whose contributions have helped shape science today? This c...
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Monitor Women Professors – Netherlands 2009

The Monitor of Women Professors 2009 provides statistics concerning female students and academics and analyses the throughput to all positions on the academic career ladder in the Netherlands.This report is intended to provide a helping hand to government departments, universities and scientific organisations that want to pursue an active policy geared at improving women’s involvement in science.I...
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