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Women in Science performance: Curie_Meitner_Lamar_indivisible

Speaker: portraittheater, Vienna Austria

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 6:30 pm  

Type: Public Function

Location: 1300 FRIB Tower 3 Auditorium

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) is inviting the MSU and greater Lansing communities to a theater performance by the “portraittheater” from Vienna, Austria.

The performance "Curie_Meitner_Lamar_indivisible" highlights three outstanding women pioneers in the field of science and technology, whose achievements still affect our lives today: the double Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of radioactivity Marie Curie (1867-1934), the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968), and the Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) who invented frequency hopping, which is still used today for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. Their triumphs and struggles are brought to life, illustrated with music and videos.

This free event is open to the public; however, tickets must be reserved in advance online. In addition, a limited number of tickets will be available at the entrance at 6 pm on March 23rd. More information and advance ticket reservations are available at indico.fnal.gov/event/JINAPT.

The show will be followed by a reception with the actress, the director of the play, and local scientists between 8 and 9 pm in the foyer of the auditorium. Prior to the show, there is the opportunity to tour the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory starting at 4:30 pm.

The performance is co-sponsored by the MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the College of Natural Science, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and MSU's Lyman Briggs College. Other partners are the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, MSU WorkLife Office, the Drew Science Program, and the MSU Diversity Programs Office.