Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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This book is a companion to the IYC–2011 celebration. The eleven chapters are organized into three sections: Section 1: Marie Curie’s Impact on Science and Society, Section 2: Women Chemists in the Past Two Centuries, and Section 3: Policy Implications. The authors invited to contribute to this book were asked to orient their chapter around a particular aspect of Marie Curie’s life such as the ethical aspects of her research, women’s role in research or her influence on the image of chemists. As a consequence we have 11 very different chapters celebrating Marie Curie’s life but, almost by necessity, there is overlap between chapters when referring to the same historical events. As editors, the authors had freedom to write as they wished and we did not attempt to prevent this overlap. 

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