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    influential role in science, Marie Curie did just that. Born Marie Sklodowska in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, Marie is best known for discovering the elements radium and polonium, and her study of radioactivity, which led to advances in the treatment of cancer and the development of nuclear power; both of which are still used today. Her work on radioactivity led to her being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and advancement in the use of x-rays especially in the medical field. In 1903 her and her husband Pierre Curie were jointly awarded, along with Henry Becquerel (a French physicist), the Nobel Prize for physics for the discovery of radioactivity. Marie Curie…

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    Marie Curie is famous, but we only remember two or three of her achievements & discoveries. We remember even less about who she was, not as a historical figure, but as a person. How did she spend her free time? What was her occupation? What happened to her near her end? Marie isn’t just a historical figure, but she was a real person like anyone; she left a lasting impact on the world around her. Marie Curie had many jobs. Marie Curie was a governess for a short amount of time to fund her…

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    Marie Curie was a remarkable woman. She overcame adversity to become one of the most accomplished scientists today. Without this scientist the fight against cancer or something as simple as getting an x-ray would not be what it is today. Her research has helped to save the lives of millions. In order to accomplish everything she did (Founder of Curic Instutes, winner of two Nobel Prizes, discovering two new chemical elements) being a woman in a time where women were considered to be second class…

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    are a little heroes who do not become removed from the pages. One of my confidential all-time heroes is Marie Curie, the early woman to accomplish the Nobel Prize. At a period after women were not allowed to go in the University of Warsaw, her residence metropolis, Marie worked as a governess beforehand becoming…

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    This book report will be about Marie Curie. She was the one who discovered radium. Marie discovered it because she was interested in figuring out what it was. Radium helped people back them by helping to create mobile X-ray units (Borzendowski 98) and glowing paint (Borzendowski 110). Today it is used for contact lenses, smoke detectors, alarms, microwaves, and medicines (Borzendowski 116). Marie Curie was very crucial to the course of history. She was the one who discovered radium, which is…

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    Marie Curie was born November 7, 1867 in Poland, she was the youngest of the five other children in her family. Her father was a math and physics teacher, and her mother was a principal. Marie’s parents highest priority was their children's education, all of their children went to school. Her father made up games to help his children learn geography. He read poems to them and taught them the five languages he knew. Then her mother became ill with a disease called tuberculosis. On to of that her…

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    Marie Curie: A Magnificent Scientist Imagine if you had cancer and were told there was nothing the doctors could do to help. They told you that you only had 2 years to live and that they were extremely sorry. This is what would happen to every single cancer patient if Marie Curie never researched radioactivity. Marie Curie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898, Marie then further researched it and discovered the benefits and disadvantages of it. Thanks to Currie radioactivity is now…

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    Marie Curie once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be misunderstood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie, a female rights activist who fought to not be ridiculed for her intelligence as it did not match her gender, justified that you do not need to be a man to be able to discover something that is helpful and key. In present day, we still use what Curie enforced. She forced upon the use of radioactive elements to be used in medical…

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    The presentation, aptly named Manya after Marie Curie Sklodowska’s childhood nickname, was an impressive story telling of the life up to the beginnings of World War I of the Nobel Prize winning Chemist and Physicist Marie Curie Sklodowska. The presentation itself took place in Boettcher lecture hall 102 but was dressed up nicely to match important periods in the life of Marie Curie. The set consisted of a small table which held several notebooks and correspondence that were of import to Curie,…

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    What makes Marie Curie outstanding is the fact that she is the only person to win two nobel prizes in different fields of science and the first woman to win one too. Most of her research and discoveries were with her husband. Together they discovered the elements: Radium and Polonium. Both of those elements were found in pitchblende. Pitchblende is basically a rock but it has a bunch of elements in it including Radium and Polonium. Marie Curie was remarkable chemist and physicist who had won…

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