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Marie Curie Did WHAT? 10 Fascinating Facts About Famous Physicist
#7. In 1906, Pierre was killed in a tragic street accident. Although deeply saddened, Marie moved forward with her work, taking over Pierre's post in the physics department to become the first female professor at the Sorbonne. In 1911, she was the only woman at the 1st international meeting of physicists & chemists, Solvay Conference in Belgium. Here Marie is seated next to Henri Poincare. Standing behind them to the far right are Albert Einstein & Paul Langevin (her future lover)
Marie y Pierre Curie
Marie y Pierre Curie~Marie Skłodowska-Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈri/; French: [kyʁi]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University...
Today in Lab History: The Curies Isolate Radium. By laboratoryequipment. Marie (pinterest.com/pin/287386019941617803) and Pierre Curie (pinterest.com/pin/287386019944817012) isolated one-tenth of a gram of radioactive radium from several tons of pitchblende ore on April 20, 1902. In 1903, the couple shared the Nobel Prize in physics with French scientist A. Becquerel for their groundbreaking investigations of radioactivity. The Curies were married in 1895, in what would become a famous sc...
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Pierre Curie (1859-1906) Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) Artist: Anonymous. Working side by side in Paris, the Curies were pioneers in the study of radioactivity, w/out which we would have no x-rays, no ability to kill microorganisms in food, no sterile medical instruments, & no nuclear reactors
Images: Artifacts from Extraordinary Women in Science
Upon the death of Pierre Curie in a street accident, Marie Curie was named his successor to the chair of physics at the Sorbonne. It marked the first time a woman became a professor at the French university. An artist in the audience for her inaugural lecture created this drawing for the magazine cover of L%u2019Illustration in 1906.