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Marie Curie and Aspects of the History of Radiochemistry

The meeting, organised by the RSC's Radiochemistry and Historical Groups, will celebrate the life and achievements of Marie Curie. The centenary of her Nobel prize in Chemistry falls in 2011 so we will consider her contribution to science and also examine other aspects of the history of radiochemistry. These will include early medical applications of radium, the contributions of Rutherford to our understanding of the nature of the atom and its later applications to nuclear energy, and the development of UKAERE Harwell. Modern aspects of these topics will also feature. The speakers are experts in their fields: the keynote lecture on Marie Curie will be given by Dr. Serge Plattard, the Counsellor for Science and Technology at the French Embassy, himself a noted nuclear physicist. His talk will be chaired by Richard Pike, CEO of the RSC, and the last session will be chaired by the RSC President David Phillips.

Date: 18 March 2011 10:00 - 17:20

Event Subject(s): Environment, Sustainability & Energy
International Year of Chemistry


The Chemistry Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House
United Kingdom

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RSC Organiser Information

Historical Group
Radiochemistry Group

Contact for Event Information

Name : Dr Nick Evans

Department of Chemistry
University of Loughborough
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom

Tel: 01509222564

Additional Information

Speaker Information:
Marie Curie, her Life and Work - Dr. Serge Plattard, Science and Technology Counsellor, French Embassy
Early use of Radionuclides in Medicine - Prof. Alan Dronsfield, University of Derby
Rutherford, Radioactivity and the Atom - Dr. Jeff Hughes, Manchester University
Rutherford to Nuclear Power - Dr. Peter Iredale, ex-Director of Harwell
Radiochemistry at Harwell from 1946 and its Contribution to Nuclear Power - Dr. John Wilkins, former Head of Site, Harwell
Curium and the Trans-actinides - Dr. Clint Sharrad, CRR, Manchester University

Booking form or other file(s):

Programme and Registration.doc

Additional categories: Events for the Public

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Ticket/Registration Information:
Dr. Nick Evans or Register online

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