Sunday, November 6, 2011

Google Doodle for 144th Birth anniversary of Marie Curie

Google celebrates the 144th  anniversary of the birth of scientist Marie Curie by showing Special Doodle on the Home page of the Search Engine

Curie was born in Warsaw on 7 November 1867, but moved to Paris in 1891 to pursue her studies in mathematics and physics at the Sorbonne. Working alongside her husband Pierre, she is credited with discovering polonium and radium. The couple were awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1903. Curie is the first woman receiving Nobel prize. And, She got Nobel prize of Chemistry also. She is the first person receiving two Nobel prizes.
Her achievements include a theory of radioactivity  techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world's first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms, using radioactive isotopes. She founded the Curie Institutes.

Marie Curie
 During World War I, Curie helped set up mobile field hospitals that featured primitive X-ray equipment to help detect shrapnel in soldiers.

Curie helped forever change not only how science thought about radioactivity, but also how the world perceived women in science.

 Exposed to so many radioactive materials throughout her career, Marie Curie died of aplastic anemia in 1835.

France and Poland declared 2011 to be the Year of Marie Curie to honor this great Scientist.

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