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Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:20

7 November 2013

This year's theme is ‘Radiation Exposure from Medical Procedures: Ask the Medical Physicist!’

The International Organization for Medical Physics celebrates annually the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on November 7, an important date in the history of medical physics. Read more about International Day of Medical Physics here.

Some noteable events on this day....

7 Nov 1867 Marie Curie, known for her pioneering research on radioactivity, was born in Poland.

7 Nov 1888 Chandrasekhara Venkata Rāman, Nobel laureate, was born in India.

7 Nov 1908 Ernest Rutherford announced in London that he had isolated a single atom of matter.

7 Nov 1911 It was announced that Marie Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1903, she had been co-winner, with Pierre Curie, for the Nobel Prize in Physics, making her the first person to win a second Nobel Prize, and one of only two (the other one being Linus Pauling) to have won in two different categories.

7 Nov 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed due to physical phenomenon known as aeroelastic flutter.

7 Nov 1990 Mary Robinson became the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

7 Nov 1996 Mars Global Surveyor was launched from the Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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