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Maria salomena Skiodowska
Curie was a Polish and naturalized
French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering
research on radioactivity. She discovered Radium
and Polonium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel
Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel
Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in
two scientific fields
I decided to select her because she is inspiring and has
helped many people.
Marie Sklodowska Curie was born in
Warsaw, Poland, on November 7,
1867, Marie was the youngest of five
children. Both her parents, Władysław
and Bronisława (née Boguska)
Skłodowski, were prominent teachers in
their local area. Her father taught physics
and mathematics .1895 she married the
French physicist Pierre Curie, and has
two children Irene and Eve
She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Flying University and
began her practical scientific training in Warsaw.
In 1891, aged 24, she
followed her elder sister Bronisława to study in Paris,1891,
she went to Paris to continue her studies at the Sorbonne
where she obtained Licenciateships in Physics and the
Mathematical Sciences.
Working with her husband, Pierre Curie, Marie
Curie discovered polonium and radium in 1898. In 1903
they won the Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering
radioactivity. In 1911 she won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for
isolating pure radium.
Following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914,
Marie developed a mobile x-ray unit that could be
transported near to the frontline and allow her to analyse
soldiers’ injuries.
in 1919 published her personal account of the war in her
book Radiology in War.
We see this sort of behavior in every
successful person I've met. Life is not easy, but
successful people possess, find, or create an
unwavering belief that they are gifted and
meant for something. The three things that
this quote by Marie Curie to me are simply
• Believe you are gifted for something. And
do so today. Right now.
• Find out what it is. As soon as you possibly
can. Life is short.
• Commit to it. Every day