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Born in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Flying University and began her practical scientific training in Warsaw. In 1891, aged 24, she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work. She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and with physicist Henri Becquerel. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Her achievements included the development of the theory of radioactivity (a term that she coined), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world's first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms, using radioactive isotopes. She founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and in Warsaw, which remain major centres of medical research today. During World War I, she developed mobile radiography units to provide X-ray services to field hospitals. (source : wikipedia)
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In this “Great Women of Science” Series we will be featuring artworks with women who changed the course of Science and most often were left under-appreciated at the time. Top of the list is Marie Curie whose work on Radioactivity revolutionised physics and medicine. She was not only a great scientist but an overall wonderful person who donated most of her award money to fund scientific endeavour. More Physics T shirts here
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A small selection of badass lady scientists from across the centuries. Row 1: Rosalind Franklin (Biophysics), Marie Curie (Chemistry, Physics), Chien-Shiung Wu (Physics) Row 2: Emilie du Chatelet (Mathematics, Physics), Mae Jemison (Medicine, Astronaut!), Vera Rubin (Astronomy) Row 3: Ada Lovelace (Computing, Mathematics), Maria Sibylla Merian (Natural History, Entomology), and Lise Meitner (Physics).
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