Tagged: Marie Curie

Radium revealed: 120 years since Curies found the most radioactive substance on the planet - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 26, 2018

Stephen Mansell, Heriot-Watt University Scientific discovery can be achingly slow, but it was moving swiftly in the 1890s. X-rays had been discovered in Germany just a few days before Christmas in 1895. Several months later, while researching these new X-rays, the French physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally discovered another new mysterious type of ray when he … Read More

Creative science writing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 20, 2011

This weekend the Royal Society announced the winners of the New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing. There are two categories, fiction and non-fiction, and this year entrants were asked to write about chemistry and our world. This is … Continue reading → … Read More

Tripping (on) the Light Fantastic - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 08, 2011

As part of the International Year of Chemistry, and to celebrate the centenary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize for chemistry, the Royal Society of New Zealand has been running a series of lectures by prominent New Zealand women chemists at different venues around the country. This evening I attended the Christchurch Marie Curie lecture delivered by Dr Cather Simpson, Director … Read More

2011 — International Year of Chemistry - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 13, 2010

The General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted a resolution proclaimed 2011 as International Year of Chemistry, with UNESCO and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) at the helm of the event. (See UN declares 2011 … Continue reading → … Read More