Radioactive Superstar-Marie Curie
About The Author And Website
My name is Laura and I'm a sixth grader at Holman. My sister is a freshman in high school. My dad is a professor and a scientist. My mom is a teacher at the same university where my dad works.
I created this website because I wanted to share my knowledge of Marie Curie with the users of Tackk. This website is also my non-fiction English project. Please enjoy!
Marie's Early Life and Education
Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, which at the time was the Congress Kingdom of Poland in the Russian Empire. She had three siblings. Specifically, her sisters Bronislawa, Zofia, Helena, and her brother Józef. Marie was the star pupil back in Warsaw and graduated with the hightest honors at age fifteen. She first got into science in 1891 after she began attending Sorbonne University in France.
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Marie's Greatest Accomplishments
Because Marie attended Sorbonne University, she met her husband Pierre Curie. Her attendance of Sorbonne lead to a few more things. One of them being the discovery of a new radioactive element: polonium with the help of Pierre and another scientist, Henri Becquerel. Due to this, Curie and her team won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911. She had also won a Nobel Prize for physics in 1903.
Marie's Family, Honors, And Death
Marie and Pierre had two daughters: Irene, who was born in 1897 and Eve, born in 1904. However, after their birth, Curie didn't stop working on her current project. On April 19, 1906, Pierre died before his youngest daughter, Eve, really got to know and remember him.
During her lifetime, Marie had received many honors. Some of the most important ones are her Nobel Prizes, seeing the Curie Foundation built in Paris, and seeing the inauguration of the Radium Institute in Warsaw. In the end, Marie died on July 4, 1934 at age 67. Her ashes were enshrined in the Pantheon in Paris. She was the first women to receive this honor for her own achievements.
In this section you will find maps of important places in Marie Curie's life.