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Marie Curie and the Chart of the Nuclide

Steven Anderson

Class Description

This class will explore the origins of our understandings of radioactivity and our resulting model(s). During the first two sessions we will see how the study of radioactivity, during the late 1890's, led to the development of the concepts of half-life and stable and unstable nuclear states and by the early 1930's, to an early model of the nucleus. The last two sessions will take us to the 1950's and a beginning understanding of the nucleosynthesis taking place in our sun. During this development two women were awarded Nobel Prizes in Physics: Marie Curie for her work on radioactivity (1903) and Maria Goeppert Mayer for the shell model of the nucleus (1963). The class does not require that much math, but it would be helpful to have an awareness of the periodic table. In Person: B4 Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 Class Limit: 10

  • Starts Jul 11
  • 20 US dollars
  • In-Person

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Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops before the first class.

Contact Details


3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA

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