illustration: Lizzy Stewart
We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Skłodowska-Curie, on the 7th November 2017.
As we all know the pioneering scientist became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.
Marie Curie was a Nobel Laureate of many firsts: the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the first person to be awarded the Prize twice and still the only person to receive the Prize in two different scientific fields.
She received the news that she was to be awarded her second Nobel Prize on her 44th birthday - a special present for a very impressive scientist.
Marie Curie 150 Years
Some bio notes:
Born in Warsaw, Poland, on the 7th November 1867, Maria Sklodowska (later to become Marie Curie) was the youngest of five children born to teachers Wladyslaw and Bronislawa.
Her father, Wladyslaw, was a maths and physics teacher who would greatly influence Curie’s career in science. Tragically, her mother, Bronislawa, died of tuberculosis when Curie was just ten years old.
Marie Curie is the real proof that women must choose scientific study if they love science and create a stunning career.
There are a good number of young scientists at the research centers in many universities in the world.
Marie Curie Radioactivity
The Courage of Knowledge
Marie Noelle, 2016