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

  • M.-H. Chiu
  • P. J. Gilmer
  • D. F. Treagust

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Mei-Hung Chiu, Penny J. Gilmer, David F. Treagust
      Pages 1-6
  2. Marie Curie’s Impact on Science and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mei-hung Chiu, Nadia Y. Wang
      Pages 9-39
    3. Julie Des Jardins
      Pages 59-85
    4. Catherine Milne
      Pages 87-102
  3. Women Chemists in the Past two Centuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
      Pages 105-118
    3. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Ron Blonder, Yehudit Judy Dori, Yehudit Judy Dori
      Pages 119-139
    4. William P. Palmer
      Pages 167-187
  4. Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Anita Hussenius, Kathryn Scantlebury
      Pages 191-204
    3. Sherry A. Southerland, Sibel Uysal Bahbah
      Pages 225-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-253

About this book


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. Our hope is that this book will positively influence young women’s minds and decisions they make in learning of chemistry/science like Marie Curie’s biography. But we do hope this book opens an avenue for young women to explore the possibility of being a scientist, or at least to appreciate chemistry as a human enterprise that has its merit in contributing to sustainability in our world. Also we hope that both men and women will realize that women are fully competent and capable of conducting creative and fascinating scientific research.

Editors and affiliations

  • M.-H. Chiu
    • 1
  • P. J. Gilmer
    • 2
  • D. F. Treagust
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryFlorida State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Science and Mathematics Education CentreCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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