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Marie Curie Presentation
Transcript of Marie Curie Presentation
By Mateen Sherzoy
Maria Sklodowska, better known as Marie Curie, was born in Warsaw in modern-day Poland on November 7, 1867 and died . Her parents were both teachers, and she was the youngest of five children, following siblings Zosia, Józef, Bronya and Hela. As a child Curie took after her father, Wladyslaw, a math and physics instructor. She had a bright and curious mind and excelled at school. But tragedy struck early, and when she was only 10, Curie lost her mother, Bronislawa, to tuberculosis.
A top student in her secondary school, Curie could not attend the men-only University of Warsaw. She instead continued her education in Warsaw's "floating university," a set of underground, informal classes held in secret. Both Curie and her sister Bronya dreamed of going abroad to earn an official degree, but they lacked the financial resources to pay for more schooling. Undeterred, Curie worked out a deal with her sister. She would work to support Bronya while she was in school and Bronya would return the favor after she completed her studies. Later on Marie Curie went to a university in France called Sorbonne.
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School and Work
For roughly five years, Curie worked as a tutor and a governess. She used her spare time to study, reading about physics, chemistry and math. In 1891, Curie finally made her way to Paris where she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris. She threw herself into her studies, but this dedication had a personal cost. With little money, Curie survived on buttered bread and tea, and her health sometimes suffered because of her poor diet. Curie completed her master's degree in physics in 1893 and earned another degree in mathematics the following year. Around this time, she received a commission to do a study on different types of steel and their magnetic properties.
Events Through Her Life
Marie curie life lasted between the years 1867-1934. She witnessed World War I, The Great Depression, and the creation of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
She discovered two new elements Radium and Polonium.
She was the first women to win a nobel prize.
She was the first person to win a nobel prize twice.
Marie Curie was a Physicist, Chemist and Mathematician.
Interesting Events from her Life
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel prize. She also discovered two extremely radioactive elements; Polonium and Radium. She also created the theory of radioactivity.
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She a genius!