Marie & Pierre Curie BY. sOPHIA lOCONTO

Marie was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1876. Both of her parents were teachers which I consider this her start in science and math. She finished secondary school but was unable to attend university due to the fact that she was a woman.

Marie continued her education anyway. She joined a group of people that got together and talked about ideas and education, it has been called a "floating university" . However Marie and her sister, Bronya, craved more education so they cut a deal. One would support the other while attending school. That's when Marie moved to Paris to attend Sorbonne.

Pierre Curie was born in Paris, France on May 15, 1859. He started in science very early in life due to his father being a physician. Then he attended Sorbonne and attained his degree in 1878. After getting another degree in science he became the professor of physics, This is where he met Marie. They married the same year, July 26, 1895.

The Curies worked hard together in the lab. They constantly were discovering new properties of magnetism and working with radioactive elements. They received a nobel prize in physics for their discoveries. Marie receive another nobel prize in chemistry making her the first woman to win two nobel prizes. I think this is why they will be remembered as the ultimate science couple.

Sadly these discoveries ultimately led to the death of Marie. The constant exposure to many pounds of radioactive material broke her body down. Then Pierre was claimed by an accident with a horse drawn carraige.

They had two daughters, Irène Joliot-Curie and Ève Curie. Irène followed her parents and became a scientist while Ève became a writer.

Marie and Pierre are like Romeo and Juliet. They fell in love quickly and refused to be separated. They both also let their passions kill them.


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