of the President of the Republic of Poland
Did you know...?
Maria Skłodowska-Curie was one of the first women to obtain a driving license in 1916.
Maria Skłodowska-Curie, 1903
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale."
| Participants' comments
After the Symposium feedback from participants was collected. All comments and remarks authorized for publishing are available:
- Thank you for a wonderful event.
- The Symposium should be marked Swiss Made, if it wasn't organized in Poland. Everything was smooth, precise and simply perfect. Great job! - AZ
- I found the Symposium very inspirational from the point of view of future career development.
Video on greatest moments of Maria Skłodowska-Curie's life
This short animation, commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the project „Promotion campaign of mathematical, natural and technical sciences”, was prepared by one of the best studios in Poland Platige Image – numerously awarded, specializing in cutting-edge animation technologies and special effects. The director of the video is a Polish illustrator and animator Tomasz Bagiński, the author of "The Cathedral" animated short film which was nominated to The Oscar in 2002. The video was officially presented during the opening of the Symposium. Link to video: T.Bagiński "Maria Skłodowska-Curie".
Marie Curie Researchers Symposium
The Symposium “SCIENCE – Passion, Mission, Responsibilities” organised within the Polish Presidency of the EU Council gathered about 350 participants, including 273 Marie Curie fellows from 47 countries of which the most represented were: Spain, Poland, UK, Italy, Germany and France. They met to discuss the following themes:
• How to stimulate passion for science and scientific career?
• What should be the mission of research?
• What are the responsibilities of researchers?
It was the first such a symposium held especially for the Marie Curie researchers organised on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Marie Curie Actions – a key European programme supporting training, mobility and career development. The event created an opportunity for the grant holders to present their projects, share scientific experience, and discuss innovative ways for promoting and communicating scientific results to the wide public.
The Symposium closed with an official opening of an online Alumni platform which enables communication and exchange of experiences among Marie Curie fellows followed by the announcement of the "Promoting science: let's be innovative!" contest winners.