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The lives of Marie Curie, a journey through the history of chemistry

Activity by RaphaĆ«l Fiami   |   added on Oct 24, 2010   |   International Official_iyc_logo


This comic book will be a humoristic and educational project for IYC 2011.


"The lives of Marie Curie, a journey through the history of chemistry" is a comic book humoristic and educational project for IYC 2011; it is a perfect way to reach a large public for a long time.


The author Fiami, a 47-year-old who lives in Geneva (Switzerland). He is neither a scientist nor a historian, but instead graduated with a degree in architecture and has been building educational comic projects for the past 12 years. To complete “The lives of Marie Curie”, Fiami surround himself with chemists, teachers and historians in order to obtain a true taste of the wonders of the matter.


“The lives of Marie Curie” (2011) follows “The lives of Galileo ” (official comic book of IYA2009, translated in 8 languages around the world), “The lives of Einstein” (2005), and “Tous à l’expo!” (a book published in 2001 about Swiss history). 100,000 copies of his comic books have been translated into and sold in 9 different languages. TV-shows and exhibitions have been realized around Fiami's comics.


This latest installment, “The lives of Marie Curie,” is already interesting schools and science Institutions like CERN. It will be available in June 2011.

Fiami is interested to sell the rights to local publishers around the world.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, publications, history Audience: students, general public
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