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Marie Sklodowska-Curie: 150th birthday celebration
November 7, 2017

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Winning Nobel Prizes in both physics and chemistry, Marie Sklodowska-Curie paved the way for nuclear physics, chemistry as well as radiobiology and cancer therapy. To coincide with the 150th anniversary of Marie Sklodowska-Curie’s birth, SCK•CEN will explore the life, work and extraordinary legacy of one of science’s greatest pioneers. The day will also be devoted to 120 years of worldwide radiobiology research and pioneering radiobiological research in Belgium and at SCK•CEN. In particular, 7th of November will also be proposed as a National Day of Radiation Biology and Medicine. An exhibition entitled “Radiations: scenes of Marie Curie’s scientific life” will give the opportunity to learn more about Marie Curie’s life achievements. Through testimonies of children of all ages, the importance of Marie Curie in our society will be emphasized. Finally, Marie Curie will also be celebrated through art in different ways (artist view, art exhibition and music).