Introduction To Marie Curie
Manya Sklowdowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Her mother and oldest sister died of tuberculosis when she was around the age of 10. Having been inspired by her father to learn science, she attended a,"floating University" which was an illegal organization students attended when they could. As a teenager, Marie earned money through tutoring, though soon wanted to go to Paris to complete her studies as another one of her sisters did. She saved up for three years and went to study at the Sorbonne when she was 24. She studied so hard in science and math that she fainted from hunger, though the work paid off and she was rewarded with two masters degrees in science and math. When Marie had graduated and was looking for a lab space, she met Pierre Curie. Soon afterwards they became married.
They found a lab space in a leaky shed and it was here that the discovery of Polonium and Radium took place. After Marie had found a pure gram of radium, Pierre had found a way to harness the power into seeing through flesh, to the bone. Marie and Pierre now with their first daughter, Irene, opened up a large laboratory, the Radium Institute. After Marie had given birth to her second daughter Eve, Marie Curie decides to go to war.
Marie dies from aplastic anemia on July 4, 1934; this is believed to have been a result of long term exposure to radioactive material. The last slide to the slideshow on the left illustrates Marie's legacy that was left behind worldwide.