Marie Curie

Standard Name: Curie, Marie


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Dedications Evelyn Sharp
ES had personally admired Ayrton, but she found the writing of biography, especially the scientific research, an uphill struggle. In pursuing her material she corresponded with Marie Curie , to whom she dedicated the result...
Education Penelope Shuttle
Some sources say that PS attended a secondary modern school in Staines (that is one with non-academic aims and expectations). But attendance at a private school is strongly implied by her poem about a girls'...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Sharp
She became a close friend of Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson , of Hertha Ayrton , physicist and suffragist, and of Ayrton's daughter, Barbara Gould . These two women, mother and daughter, embodied a thread linking...
Textual Features Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Extending Mill 's idea that the unemancipated woman was a danger to the community,
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda,. Leisured Women. Hogarth Press, 1928.
MHVR argues that the pseudo-equality
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda,. Leisured Women. Hogarth Press, 1928.
of limited enfranchisement is more dangerous than absolute oppression, and that the half-way house...
Textual Production Mina Loy
The letter included as its epigraph ML 's poem about Stein in which she calls her Curie / of the laboratory / of vocabulary.
Loy, Mina. The Lost Lunar Baedeker. Conover, Roger L.Editor , Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
Textual Production Adrienne Rich
The opening poem, Power, is written on Marie Curie . Another, Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev, is concerned with the the fatal expedition of Shatayev's all-women mountain-climbing crew, and the moment of transcendent clarity...


Marie Sklodoska Curie , working on her doctoral dissertation, discovered the radioactive effects of radium and polonium.
10 December 1903
For their research on the radiation phenomena, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Antoine Henri Becquerel .
10 December 1911
Marie Curie 's discovery of the elements radium and polonium won her a second Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry.
Marie Curie became the first woman honoured by burial as a national figure in the Panthéon in Paris.