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Curie Meitner LaMarr Indivisible

Women in the 20th century were perceived of as incapable of advanced abstract thought – yet they were responsible for some of the most profound scientific discoveries. Together with the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy we are proud to present the play Curie Meitner Lamarr Indivisible.

When: Tuesday, August 15 2017. 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Lecture Theatre Central 1 (C1)
Monash University Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC, 3800
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curie-meitner-lamarr-indivisible-tickets-35193365303
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Radiation. Nuclear fission. Frequency hopping.

These discoveries are made by women – double Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of radioactivity Marie Curie, the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner and the Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr with the invention of frequency hopping.

As pioneers in their chosen fields in the early 20th century, what triumphs and challenges have they faced in both their personal and professional lives as they battle a world where science is thought of as a male endeavour?

The Monash School of Physics and Astronomy is proud to present Curie Meitner Lamarr Indivisible – a play featuring the stories of these three remarkable women who have challenged the assumptions of their day that women are viewed as incapable of advanced abstract thought. The play is staged as part of Monash Science’s celebration and championing of Women in STEM and National Science Week.

Directed by Sandra Shuddekopf, with the three scientists portrayed by Austrian improv actress Anita Zieher and staged by Viennese theatre group portraitheater.

More information:
Monash Science: http://www.monash.edu/science
portraittheater: www.portraittheater.net
Anita Zieher: http://www.anitazieher.at/

Photo credit: Reinhard Werner

Contact details:

Eugenia Chan
Faculty of Science Monash University
Email: sci-events@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9905 6837

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