Marie Curie’s Radioactive Legacy

GENINT 721.620

Osher (50+). In this course, we  explore the life and accomplishments of Marie Curie. 

Remote Instruction
Starting at $15.00
As few as 1 day

About this course:

Marie Curie is the most iconic of all female scientists. She conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, won two Nobel prizes and made huge contributions to finding treatments for cancer and the advancement of science. In this course, we examine the elements that propelled her to become a role model for female scientists, her dedication to discovery, and her pursuit of the immutable resonance between science and wonder. Not unlike her contemporary and friend Albert Einstein, the self-effacing woman known to the world as Madame Curie has been transformed from person to persona via countless biographies, plays, and movies. We look at her courageous life built on partnership, perseverance, commitment, and heroism against all odds. No background in science is required: only curiosity and a desire to stimulate your mind, as we examine and translate serious ideas into fun and accessible concepts.   

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Thursday 1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Marc Olevin
49 days left. Enroll by Nov 12, 2020
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Open to the public. Plus members pay no fee for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund allowed. You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.Please download a free version of zoom at to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 12, 2020
Thu Nov 12, 2020
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT

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