International Day of Medical Physics (November 7, 2018)

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Virtual Special Issue of Physica Medica

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Marie Curie

November 7th 2017 has marked the150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Sklodowska Curie. EJMP celebrated the occasion by publishing a special Virtual Issue which looks back at her remarkable career and the impacts she has had on modern science.

Marie Curie was the co-discoverer (with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel) of the new elements polonium and radium, and one of a handful of scientists who ushered in the birth of nuclear science at the turn of the 20th century. During her lifetime, she was rewarded for these accomplishments in basic science with two Nobel Prizes; the first in physics in 1903 and the second in chemistry in 1911. These contributions were matched by her accomplishments and leadership in applied radiation sciences. She can be considered the founder of the disciplines of radiochemistry and radiologic technology, and one of the world’s first medical physicists. Her example has inspired multiple generations of women, many of whom have made major contributions to the physical and health sciences.