Monday, January 19, 2015

Madam Curie



From old west outlaws to Nobel prize winning physicists, we plan to cover the spectrum this week. Today's picture is Madam Curie. She is remembered as the discoverer of radiation. She discovered and isolated two radioactive isotopes, and she won two Nobel prizes. She was one of the first genuinely renowned woman scientists.

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  1. Albert Einstein Told Marie Curie To Ignore The Haters

    http://www.iflscience.com/physics/albert-einstein-told-marie-curie-ignore-haters

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  2. I wanted to add:
    Curie died in 1934 due to aplastic anemia brought on by exposure to radiation – including carrying test tubes of radium in her pockets during research and her service during World War I in mobile X-ray units created by her.
    (Wikipedia)
    -Anne K.

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