Maria (Marie) Salomea Skłodowska
By Sashikanth Sudhakar
As the years went on, her family's involvement in partriotic acts against the Russian empire cost her family to lose many properties and fortunes, along side with the death of her older sister Zofia through typhus, was very despressed to the point of collapsing. Three years later, unfortunately, her mother passed away as well due to tuberculosis, when Marie Curie was 10 years old. As a young child, Marie was a very smart child, graduating with a gold medal at the age of 12 during 1883. Howeve, unable to attain a higher education due being a woman, spent time being tutored by her father. Later on, when she was 17, Marie Curie and her sister Bronya made deal which she would first give financial support to her sister to attend Flying University, then Bronya would have to do the same.
In order to support her sister, Marie Curie became a governess. Her first few jobs were as a home tutor in Warsaw, then as a maid in Szczuki. After many years of working as a governess, she finally had enough money(with the help Bronya and her father) to support herself.
In Paris, Marie Curie studied really hard, in which she majored in Physics and earned her second degree in 1894. After finishing school, she finally started work in the laboratory where she met her future husband Pierre Curie. They would later after a beatiful marriage and life on July 26, 1895. On 1897, their first daughter Iréne Curie was born, followed by Eve Curie in 1904.
Many years later, after making the important disoveries alongside her husband, she dies of aplastic anemia on July 6, 1934. This was caused by too much radiation. Marie curie passed away at the age of 66.
Marie Curie received her first award during 1903, the Nobel Prize for physics, which was shared with her partners Henry Becquerel and Pierre Curie. She received this award because of her discovery of radioactivity. She and her partners explored the the ore of pitchblende which had an higher radiation level than just normal uranium ore, which was due to another element which hasn't been discovered yet. This difference in radiation levels between the two ores is called radioactivity, a term which used widely throughout the world. Marie Curie deserved to receive this award due to making a huge discovery in atoms.
Her second Nobel prize was awarded to her during 1911, this one being the Nobel prize for Chemistry. Marie Curie was awarded this because of her discovery of polonium and radium in 1897 with her husband. These elements are of great use to the world today. She was only one to accept this though, due to her husband's death in 1906.
These important discoveries are what makes her famous in the science field.
Friend or foe
A reason why we would both be friends is because our interest in learning new things. Although Marie Curie didnt begin with many resources, she still utilized everything she could and became the great scientist we know. I always use books and the Internet when it's around to learn something new. If she were alive, we could be great friends due to our attitude towards studying.
Another reason why we would be good friends is because of the view we have towards sciences. Marie Curie was never bored of finding new scientific discoveries or getting the opportunity to work in a laboratory assignment. She was also aware that results in experimentations can only come through trial and error. I'm also the same. I have interests in trying new experiments and always take the opportunity to work on finding something new. Our attitude in the science field would also help us strive to become friends as well.