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Marie Curie Biography

“Nothing in life is to fear, just to understand” Marie Curie was a physics and chemistry, best known for her groundbreaking work on radioactivity Maria Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867 He studied secretly in the “Floating University” in Warsaw before traveling to Paris where he lived with his sister before starting his studies in physics, chemistry and mathematics at the University of Paris Curie earned his degree in physics in 1893 and a degree in mathematics the following year.

It was at this time where she met her future husband Pierre Curie Pierre was one of the professors at the university.

After Marie was denied a position at the University of Warsaw, by reason of being a woman She returned to Paris and married Pierre in 1895 The newlyweds worked together to investigate radioactive uranium minerals Following the work of William Roentgen German and French physicist Henri Becquerelle Curie discovered that the radioactivity coming from the atoms of the material only to discover the radioactive elements thorium, polonium and radium The Curie and Becquerelle obtained in 1903 the Nobel Prize in Physics Pierre Curie died in an accident in 1906 So Marie took his professorship, becoming the first woman to teach at the University of Paris He devoted himself carefully to continue the work she and her husband had begun Marie received a second Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 Becoming the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes One of his research led to the development and use of X-rays in surgery and he helped to equip ambulances with X-ray equipment during World War Many times was she who drove the ambulance to the battle line He began to travel after the Great War, including three trips to the US to raise funds for research into radioactivity allowing labs equip and finance radioactivity Unawares from the harmful effects of radioactive materials Marie developed thousands of experiments without any security measures often carrying test tubes with radioactive material in your pocket He died in 1934 of leukemia And until today her study documents are still highly radioactive and they are shown in special safety boxes She is buried in the Pantheon in Paris.

 

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