Marie curie and the discovery of radium book
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Marie Curie – How one woman changed the course of science
Marie Curie thus became the first woman to be accorded this mark of honour on her own merit. One woman, Sophie Berthelot, admittedly already rested there but in the capacity of wife of the chemist Marcelin Berthelot In point of fact — as the press pointed out — this initiative was symbolic three times over. Marie Curie was a woman, she was an immigrant and she had to a high degree helped increase the prestige of France in the scientific world. At the end of the 19th century, a number of discoveries were made in physics which paved the way for the breakthrough of modern physics and led to the revolutionary technical development that is continually changing our daily lives. Around , Heinrich Hertz demonstrated experimentally the existence of radio waves. It is said that Hertz only smiled incredulously when anyone predicted that his waves would one day be sent round the earth.
The scientific community has witnessed many a prominent scientist —eccentric and crazy even. But for the longest time, it was blind very willingly to the women who contributed no less. Warsaw was then a part of Russia, so Curie was born right in the middle of Polish uprisings for independence. As a result, living under difficult circumstances became a way of life. Her father, who was a teacher of mathematics and physics, brought home his entire lab when Russian authorities discontinued practical education in schools. Finally, upon association with Flying University , an institution that was covertly admitting women students, Curie found a way to continue her education. Realising that Poland would soon be a dead end for further scientific training, Curie began planning her relocation to Paris.