Myriam Sarachik was recognized in 2020 for her work in experimental physics and awarded the Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research by the American Physical Society. During her career she discovered important, unexpected physical processes in metallic alloys, semiconductors and molecular magnets that opened entire new fields of investigation. There is more to the story than her scientific achievements. The arc of Myriam’s life in her own words is best described as “One Hell of a Ride.”

After barely escaping the grasps of the Nazis as a child, her family was accepted into Cuba as refugees, and eventually they immigrated to New York City. After completing her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she had to fight against female discrimination in the male dominated field of science research. Her experiences have led her to become a champion of Human Rights and breaking down barriers for women. Join us on International Women’s Day to hear about her life’s journey and the impact of her groundbreaking scientific work.

Advance registration is not required, and this free event is open to all. You may be prompted to enter your name and email address before being admitted to the webinar.

Connect to the presentation online via Zoom:

Or dial in by phone (for audio only): 301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749

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This program is presented in partnership with Encore Learning. Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002. They offer a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, clubs, special events and activities to help meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50, regardless of residence location.

Monday, March 8, 2021
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Good for Adults Age 55+
Arlington Public Library

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