Who Was Marie Curie?

By Megan Stine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was once forbidden to wait the male-only collage of Warsaw, so she enrolled on the Sorbonne in Paris to check physics and arithmetic. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the 2 quickly married, forming essentially the most well-known clinical partnerships in background. jointly they found parts and gained a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie received one other Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July four, 1934, a sufferer of decades of publicity to poisonous radiation.

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She idea he used to be simply attempting to get just about the recognized Curie relatives, yet finally she got here to love him. Irene and Frederic Joliot have been married on October nine, 1926. Marie had constantly suspected that radium may be used to regard melanoma, and he or she used to be correct. She spent the remainder of her years engaged on how you can use radium to aid humans. while, her daughter and Frederic did their very own study. they found man made radioactivity! As Marie grew older and sicker, Irene took over the Radium Institute.

She had stumbled on a brand new aspect that the area didn’t find out about! Marie named the hot steel after her fatherland of Poland. She referred to as it polonium. Then she got here up with a notice for the rays that the metals gave off. She referred to as it “radioactivity. ” It intended that metals like polonium and uranium have been capable of unlock strength into the air. * * * what's a component? each natural CHEMICAL on the earth is named a component. METALS resembling COPPER, GOLD, AND URANIUM ARE ALL parts. SO ARE GASES comparable to HELIUM—THE fuel inside of HELIUM BALLOONS.

At the moment, Pierre couldn’t even get a task instructing on the Sorbonne! different scientists suggestion Marie and Pierre weren’t more than enough simply because they didn’t have PhDs from the easiest faculties. in addition to, Marie was once a girl. The Academy by no means allow girls in. girls weren’t even allowed contained in the Academy’s rooms! fortunately, notwithstanding, Marie and Pierre had very important associates. all of the well-known scientists in Europe and the US knew each other. In April 1898, Marie’s document approximately her discoveries used to be learn to the Academy by way of her instructor and good friend Gabriel Lippmann.

ALFRED NOBEL was once VERY wealthy. HE desired to gift those who HELPED MAKE the area a greater position. HE CREATED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN HIS WILL. THE PRIZES ARE GIVEN FOR SCIENCES, medication, LITERATURE, AND PEACE. IN 2013, each one NOBEL PRIZE got here WITH A money AWARD OF greater than $1 MILLION! THE WINNERS OF THE NOBEL PRIZE ARE INVITED to return TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, FOR a complicated rite. THERE, they're GIVEN A GOLD MEDAL by means of THE KING OF SWEDEN! THEN an important ceremonial dinner IS HELD WITH THE KING AND QUEEN. the first actual NOBEL PRIZES got IN 1901.

She was once loss of life. Her daughter Eve took her to the mountains in France, to relaxation, however it didn’t support. Marie died on July four on the age of sixty-six. All of Marie’s outfits, books, notebooks, and private issues have been too harmful to the touch. They have been radioactive! every little thing she utilized in the lab were laid low with the radium. actually, even after 100 years, her issues have been nonetheless so radioactive that it wasn’t secure to deal with them! whilst Marie died, she used to be buried close to Pierre within the small French village the place he had grown up.

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