Join us for a presentation by Edward A. Sierra
Marie Curie’s Life & Work
A scientist and early pioneer of radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win the Nobel twice. Curie is also still the only person awarded a Nobel Prize in two different sciences: Physics (1903), which she shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, and Chemistry (1911), for the discovery of polonium and radium. Edward Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of this early pioneer of radioactivity.
Presenter Edward A. Sierra began his career in the United States Navy. Upon completion of a two-year training program, Edward reported to the Electrical Division onboard the U.S.S. Billfish SSN-676, which was a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. He went on to work as a field operator at the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station in New Jersey, and then as a nuclear reactor operator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is the President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Edward has earned graduate degrees from New York Institute of Technology, Dowling College, and Marist College.
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7 – 8pm Via Zoom
Photo: [Pierre and Marie Curie] – U.S. National Archives Public Domain Image
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