News from President
Dear All Colleagues,
The 14th International Congress of Radiation Research takes place in 2011, which marks a 100-year anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie becoming the first human, and the only woman, to win two Nobel Prizes. Only three other people including Americans Linus Pauling and John Bardeen achieved such a feat.
We all know the words from the Nobel Committee’s justification regarding her achievements, but let me bring to your attention one more quote:
“In the case of radium isolation was completely successful but required several years of unremitting effort. In an unusual move, Curie intentionally did not patent the radium isolation process, instead leaving it open so the scientific community could research unhindered…”
Madame Skłodowska-Curie, one of the few hallmark figures in radiation research history, has intentionally not patented the procedure, giving the formulae for isolation of radium to the public, to the American engineers. The unusual move was not in vain, as it started research, one we would today call global, to a benefit of the mankind.
With all my heart I hope that on September 2, you will agree to join us also in satellite Symposia in Krakow (http://icrr2011.satellitekrak.ifj.edu.pl/) paying a tribute to Madame Curie’s beliefs and in line with Nobel Prize founder’s idea that his prize is given "to those who, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind".
With the deepest regards and hopes to meet you in Poland
President of the 14th ICRR
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the INP’ Session entitled: Physical and biological basis of hadron radiotherapy, Our Session will be held on the 2nd September to 3rd September 2011, at the Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University (please find more at: http://icrr2011.satellitekrak.ifj.edu.pl/htherapy/
And to two other exciting Sessions:
The „Future directions in cardiovascular research – will it affect the diagnosis of
heart diseases in women? http://icrr2011.satellitekrak.ifj.edu.pl/cardiacen/,
and to: "Social and cultural determinants of women health" http://icrr2011.satellitekrak.ifj.edu.pl/socialen/.Krakow