Marie Curie( 1876-1934)
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Early Life:

  • Marie Salamea Skodowska was born on November 7, 1876 in Warswaw, Poland. Marie had received a typical education from attending public schools, and on addition she had some scientific training from her father.


Education:
  • Marie had received a typical education from attending public schools, and on addition she had some scientific training from her father.
  • In 1891 after growing up in Warsaw, Marie went to Paris to continue her studies at the Sorbonne where she received Licenciateships (degree from certain European and Canadian universities ranking just below that of a doctor) in physics and mathematical science.

Personal Life:
  • Marie met Pierre at the Sorbonne who was the Professor in the School of Physics at that time in 1894. The following year after Marie and Pierre had met, they were married.
  • In addition to her studies, Curie had two children, Eve Curie and Irene Curie. Curie died in 1934 of aplastic anemia (a
condition in which one marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells), brought on by her years of exposure to radiation.
Pierre Curie
Pierre Curie


Career

  • After marrying Pierre, Curie succeeded him as she was promoted to Head of Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne. Curie then gained her Doctor of Science degree in 1903.
  • Curie was again promoted when she obtained her husbands position as Professor of General Physiques in the Faculty of Science after his tragic death in 1906 after being hit by a horse drawn carriage.
  • Curie was also appointed Director of the Curie Laboratory in the Radium Institute of the University of Paris, founded in 1906.

Marie Curie had the basic science education from local schools, in addition she received some scientific training from her father.
Marie Curie had the basic science education from local schools, in addition she received some scientific training from her father.


Achievements:
  • On recognition of their studies, Marie, Pierre and a French physicist named Henri Becquerel together were awarded the Noble Prize in physiques for their study into the spontaneous radiation discovered by Becquerel.
  • In 1911 Curie also received a second Noble Prize in chemistry in recognition of her own work in radioactivity. Curie is the only person to have Noble Prizes in more then one science.
  • Curies achievements also included a theory of radioactivity techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of the two elements Polonium and Radium.
  • Additionally, Curie founded Institutes in Paris and Warsaw which remain medical research units today.


Radium
Radium




Helpful Sites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vTRrZU-LKQ&feature=related


Work Cited"Marie Curie - Biography". Nobelprize.org. 14 Nov 2011 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.html

"Marie Curie." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 14 Nov. 2011.
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