Biography Maria Sklodowska was born November 7, 1867 in Warsaw. She also has three sisters and one brother/ both of her parents were teachers who believed in the importance of education. Her mother was very sick. Her father Vladislav Ivanovich was a teacher in a Russian school. Marie had her first lessons in physics and chemistry from his father. She had a great attitude and she wanted all the knowledge she could get. However, in Poland women were not able to pass an in-depth study. Marie dreamed of the opportunity to attend school at the Sorbonne in Paris, but it was not by her family.Marie Curie Marie and her older sister Bronya decided to move to Paris to Bronya could study medicine at the Sorbonne, and when she graduated, she would pay for Marie to go to school. And in 1890 she traveled to Paris to her older sister.
Studying and working And in 1890 she traveled to Paris to her older sister and entered in the Sorbonne. In 1893 г. graduated of physical faculty, a student stove best release, and a year later received a diploma of the faculty of mathematics, also shown excellent knowledge. For writing a doctoral thesis she chose the theme about new radiation. A year later she made a report at the meeting of the Paris Academy of Sciences about materials, like uranium,have radiation, and that the radiation characteristic of the minerals containing uranium, much more intense than the radiation of uranium. Marie Curie was the first to use the term "radioactive for substances that have considerable electromagnetic activity. She also isolated two new radioactive elements, polonium and radium.
Personal life She met her future husband Pierre Curie in university in 1894, and they married in In 1903 Curie defended her doctoral thesis with her husband. She won the Nobel prize in physics. The couple was awarded a medal. Ahead of them had plenty of plans, but they were interrupted by the tragic death of Pierre under the wheels of a freight wagon. After Pierre's death, she took over his job as professor of physics at the University of Paris,the first woman to teach there.
Last years Maria continued the cause. She created the Paris Institute of radium and after the First world war began to work in it. In 1913 she was awarded a second Nobel prize for achievements in chemical science. Curie became the first and only woman to win a second Nobel Prize. Hard work and constant communication with radioactive substances caused acute anaemia. Вevoted her life to science, she died in July 4, 1934, in Paris.