ChatterQuote November 2011

Marie Curie, 1867 – 1934

This month, I’m sticking with the girls and bringing you a quote from a famous female Scorpio, Marie Sklodowska Curie, a Polish-French physicist-chemist, born November 7th, 1876. Her achievements include her pioneering research on radioactivity (a term coined by her), and the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium. It was also under her personal direction that the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms (“cancers”), using radioactive isotopes. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person, let alone woman, to be honored with two Nobel Prizes, one in physics and the other in chemistry!

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

Marie Curie

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