President Richard C. Levin will provide introductory remarks for "Frontiers in Chemistry, Astrophysics and Biology," at 2 p.m on Friday, November 7. Three of the most distinguished women scientists in the world, working in the areas of Marie Curie's own work, will present their scientific research for a general audience.
The talks by Jacqueline Barton, a chemist from the California Institute of Technology; Vera Rubin, an astrophysicist from the Carnegie Institute; and Joan Steitz, a biologist from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, will highlight current groundbreaking work in their areas. Together, these three scientists epitomize the success and leadership of women in science and society.
The speakers for "Challenges in Science and Technology for the 21st Century" on Saturday are scientists of international renown and the presidents and directors of some of the most prominent scientific organizations and research universities in the United States: Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences, Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University, and Charles Vest, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They will offer their perspectives on important opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for science and technology, including the role of women in these fields. The sessions will encourage an exchange of ideas among the participants and the audience.
"Marie Curie's discoveries opened a universe of new scientific experimentation and her career has served as a powerful model for women scientists,"said Susan Hockfield, Provost and Moderator of the Challenges panel. "Our celebration of the ce
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