b'The Scientific Genius of Marie Curie(archived lecture)By Professor Susan Lindee, University of PennsylvaniaApril 14, 2 p.m. (Ashcroft Movie Theater)Living a life of profound personal courage, Marie Curies experiences illuminate a culture of pure science now long gone. She and her future husband worked ceaselessly under what turned out to be very dangerous conditionsisolating radium and polonium in turn, launching the new science of radioactivity and winning the Nobel Prize. After her husband died, Marie continued her scientific work and served heroically at the French front during WWI, where she and her daughter drove an X-ray truck she outfitted to help doctors assess brutal wounds. When Curie died of a form of anemia brought on by exposure to radiation, she was one of the most famous women in the world. Austere, reserved, and powerful, she became a symbol of female genius. In this lecture, well explore her astonishing life and work and its implications for women in science today. Susan Lindee is a Professor of History and Sociology of Science at theUniversity of Pennsylvania, where she also serves as theAssociate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. 41'