Madame Curie – Destiny Fulfilled by Hanna Karczewski – Lecture
Lecture is free and open to the public Masks and social distancing recommended
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win a Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the prize in two scientific fields. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
The lecture will focus on the circumstances which shaped Marie’s life as a trailblazing, brilliant woman scientist, patriot, and a loving family person. The presentation is richly illustrated with pictures from the period and the speaker’s family collection.
About the Speaker: Hanna Karczewski is a great-granddaughter of Marie’s sister Helena Skłodowska-Szalay (1866-1961), whom she remembers well from her childhood. Marie’s daughter Eve attended Hanna’s wedding in Detroit in 1969. Hanna maintains close ties with the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum in Warsaw.