2018 Romer Lecture: "Manya - A Living History of Marie Curie"
This year’s Romer Lecture will be a performance “Manya - A Living History of Marie Curie” by Susan Marie Frontczak. The program is set in 1915 and explores many aspects of Marie Curie’s life - her childhood, personal life, scientific discoveries and fame, triumphs and tragedies. It will take place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10, in Gulick Theater on the St. Lawrence University Campus. Free and open to the public.
Susan Marie Frontczak was trained as an engineer and worked in engineering for fourteen years before turning to full time writing and acting, creating living histories of several women including Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Shelley. She has presented the Marie Curie program over 400 times in many venues such as the NASA Ames Research Center, Lawrence Livermore National Accelerator Laboratory, the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference, and Conference of the American Nuclear Society. This carefully researched program has prompted testimonials from scientists such as: "Scientists in the audience applaud the accuracy of the presentation, while the non-scientists rejoice at the accessibility of Manya's scientific descriptions.” and “Your masterful depiction of Madame Curie - her heart, spirit and intellect - mesmerized audiences at all three performances, from children to our Ph.D. scientists.”