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Culture & Science events hosted by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provide a forum for discussion, offering our alumni and friends an opportunity to connect various components of cultural interests to the intricacies of science.


NSM Movie Night #5: Radioactive

Friday, April 23

6:30–10 pm

In April, we partner with the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to bring you a well-rounded view of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie.

NSM’s Moores Professor of Physics, Lawrence Pinsky, will cover the basics of Curie’s research and the science behind her discoveries. CLASS Professor of English and Director of Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies and the UH Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality, Elizabeth Gregory, will look at the gender dynamics within the scientific community and the impacts of Curie’s discoveries on women’s participation in science and the world.

Elizabeth Gregory

Elizabeth Gregory, Ph.D., directs the Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality at UH’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A professor of English, she writes on American modernist poetry and on women’s work and fertility. Gregory's book Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood (2012/2007) was based on in-depth interviews with more than 100 new later moms. Her next book, Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy through Celebrity, 1952-1970, is forthcoming in June 2021.

Lawrence Pinsky

Lawrence Pinsky, Ph.D., J.D., is the Moores Professor of Physics in the UH College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Pinsky’s research interests include Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics, and he is a member of the ALICE collaboration at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He also heads a program to provide NASA with the next generation of active radiation monitors for manned spaceflight, making use of accelerator facilities around the world to characterize state-of-the-art detectors. That research overlaps with the issues of dose monitoring during particle radiation therapy treatments. Pinsky teaches physics courses on Stellar and Galactic Astronomy. He is also an attorney at law and an adjunct professor of law at the UH Law Center, where he teaches Intellectual Property and Internet Law courses.

Movie Night Schedule

6:30 pm
Tune in via Zoom for an introduction and Q&A with UH professors Lawrence Pinsky and Elizabeth Gregory.

7–9:10 pm
Watch the movie on your own

9:15–10 pm
Check back in with our UH professors on Zoom for a Q&A session about the movie!

Accessing the Movie

Radioactive is free to watch with an Amazon Prime subscription.

RSVP Here to Participate

You’ll receive the Zoom link via email two days before the event.

If you have questions, please contact Jasmine Harrison at 713-743-7952 or jkharris@central.uh.edu.


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