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The legend of Marie Curie
Updated: 8/29/2020
The legend of Marie Curie
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  • The incredible story of Madam Marie Curie unfolds from Paris, unaware of her destiny curie just follows her curiosity, eventually designating her to be only woman in the history to hold two Nobel prizes
  • Marie Sklodowska curie attained her diploma in physics and maths at the reputed Sorbonne university
  • Marie met the physicist Pierre curie in Paris who shared the same interests as Marie
  • they both tied up and went to Poland. in 1896,Henri becquerel discovered that uranium spontaneously emitted a mysterious x ray like radiation. Marie then found that thorium emitted similar radiations
  • Marie concluded that the radiations was coming from the atoms of these elements ,the radiation was proportional to the quantity rather than physical changes
  • The curies together arrived at the theory that uranium alone couldn't produce these radiations alone and there existed other similar elements
  • they worked out and studied a super-radioactive ore called pitchblende
  • 1902, the curies together along with the help of Henri becquerel extracted a small dividend of pure radium chloride salt from several tons of pitchblende
  • 1898, Marie and Pierre both discovered two new elements radium and polonium
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