Marie Curie Quotes
Marie Curie’s quotes will ignite young minds’ love for knowledge and interest in science. This inspirational poster featuring Marie Curie quotes can make students see the beauty in science. Like Marie Curie, hopefully, they can do great things in science that can change the world and help people better understand their environment.
Marie Curie was a French physicist who was born in Poland in 1867. She is famous for her work on radioactivity and won the Nobel Prize twice. She and her husband Pierre Curie won a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 along with her husband. In 1911, she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She is the only woman to have won the Nobel in two different categories, and she was the first woman to ever win the award.
Even as a child, Marie already showed great potential. Marie’s father was a math and physics teacher, and she received scientific training from him. In 1891, she moved to Paris to study and obtained licenses in physics and mathematical sciences. She met Pierre Curie who later became her husband in 1894.
Together in 1898, Marie and Pierre discovered polonium, named after the place where Marie was born. A few months later, they discovered radium. Sadly, Pierre died in 1906, and Marie had to continue their work together alone. In 1911, she was able to isolate pure radium and was awarded a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in honor of this achievement. For the rest of her life, Marie dedicated herself to the study of chemistry and radioactive substances and how these substances can be applied in the medical field.
After a short battle with leukemia in 1934 mainly caused by her exposure to radiation, Marie died. Her contributions to the scientific field were a great influence on later generations of physicists and chemists. Through this Marie Curie quotes poster, the young generation of today could still gain inspiration from her works.
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