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Women in Science - Curie-Meitner-Lamarr-Indivisible - A performance by the Vienna Portrait Theater  (Public Programs)

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of the Elements is inviting the MSU and greater Lansing communities to a theater performance by the "portraittheater" from Vienna, Austria. It will take place in the auditorium of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (Room 1300, 640 South Shaw Lane) on March 23, 2017 at 6.30 p.m.

The performance 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 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 in "Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_indivisible", illustrated with music and videos.

The show will be followed by a reception with the actress, the director of the play and local scientists between 8 and 9 p.m. 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 p.m.

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 p.m. on March 23. More information and advance tickets are available at

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 the Lyman Briggs College. Other partners are the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, MSU WorkLife Office, the Drew Science Program and MSU Diversity Programs Office.

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Location: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (Room 1300, 640 South Shaw Lane) [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics
Contact: Lena Simon
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