Lecture Report: “Marie S Curie and Her Passion in Science” by Dr. Mizue Y. Kissho
On 23rd of May 2019, Mizue Y. Kissho was invited to Genso Cube for a lecture about the life of Marie Curie.
Marie Curie is particularly known for her role in the foundations of modern sciences, the discovery of two chemical elements and her fundamental works in radioactivity. For her achievements, she was awarded the Nobel Prize twice, 1903 (Physics) and 1911 (Chemistry).
Apart from being a pioneer of modern physics and chemistry and a real science icon, Marie Curie also developed a teaching concept for a private class. This private class took place in 1907 and 1908. It was held for the children of a small group of scientists and academic friends of the Curie family, the so-called Cooperative.
Mizue Y. Kissho has investigated the life of Marie Curie and the Curie family. She is especially interested in the content and concepts of these forgotten lectures. Many aspects of these lectures are of amazing actuality in our modern era of excellence initiatives.
This open lecture was intended for all persons who are interested in the following topics:
History of Science / Science Education / Female Scientists / Radioactivity
The lecture was also intended to link different departments within Tokyo Tech. During a joint lunch the participants could discuss with our guest, Mizue Y. Kissho.
1 Element Cube (Genso cube) at Suzukakedai Campus
2 Lecture Hall
4 Mizue Y. Kissho
Arranged by : Dr. Silvia Haindl, WRHI specially appointed associate professor