Madame Curie – Destiny Fulfilled by Hanna Karczewski – Lecture
January 18, 2023 at 7:00PM Thomson Hall, Room 101 on the UW Campus Visitor parking info
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.