The three lives of Marie Curie
Presenter: Serge Plattard
Published: February 2013
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 734 views
Tags: cure cancer radiation radiotherapy
Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
The life of Marie Curie was a continuous interweave between passion for science, people and action. As we celebrate the centenary of her Nobel Proze for Chemistry in International Year of Chemistry, Dr Serge Plattard, the Counsellor for Science and Technology at the French Embassy, examines how her understanding of nuclear radioactivity opened a completely new field in physics; how, by introducing mobile X-ray units in World War 1, she helped save tens of thousands of lives and through the development of radiotherapy methods and instruments how she led the way in the fight against cancer.