Marie Curie

(Marie Skłodowska Curie)

Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Born: November 7, 1867
  • Died: July 4, 1934
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Profession: Scientist

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Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. She was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

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Humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Life ;Time ;Human Nature
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Human Nature
Science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. Truth ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Life ;Nature
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy. Life ;Women ;Families, Children & Parenting
I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. Life

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