The Research School of Curie, Marie in the Paris Faculty, 1907-14

Davis, J.L (1995) The Research School of Curie, Marie in the Paris Faculty, 1907-14. Annals of Science, 52 (4). pp. 321-355. ISSN 0003-3790. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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As the most famous woman scientist of the twentieth century, there has been no shortage of books and articles on the life and career of Marie Curie (1867-1934). Her role as a director of a laboratory-based research school in the new scientific field of radioactivity, a field which embraced both chemistry and physics, however, has never been examined. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the question of research schools, and Morrell, Ravetz, Geison, and Klosterman, amongst others, have written on this subject. Using, in part, the methodology of Morrell, this paper investigates the role of Marie Curie as a school director in the Paris Faculty in the years 1907-14, examining the work and characteristics of her school and assessing her effectiveness as a director.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
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