BOOK & BOTTLE Event
Marie Curie’s Life & Work
Presented by Edward A. Sierra
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits!
RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100
scientist and early pioneer of radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win the Nobel twice. Curie is also still the only person awarded a Nobel Prize in two different sciences: Physics (1903), which she shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, and Chemistry (1911), for the discovery of polonium and radium. Ed Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of the early pioneer of radioactivity.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: After six years in the U.S. Navy, Edward A. Sierra went to work as a field operator at Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station in New Jersey, and then as a reactor operator. He has also served as president of the Long Island chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Edward has earned graduate degrees from NYIT, Dowling College, and Marist College.