Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas- Marie Curie!

“Marie Curie”- The historian of science and remembered for the discovery of Radium and Polonium and also known for the “Double Nobel Award”.

Marie Sklodowska Curie was born on 7th November 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. From her family she was the youngest from all the five children of a well-known teacher.

She was the first women scientist – even today if you ask this question to many people “who is the most famous woman scientist?” they will answer -Marie Curie( Madam Curie).

She died at the age of 66 on 4th July 1934 due the exposure of Radiation while doing research of radiological work at field hospital during the World War I. So, the reason of her death was her own Invention.

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One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done- Marie Curie.

If we talk about the achievement of Marie Curie- she developed the “theory of radioactivity” she discovered two elements Radium and Polonium (the name of this element was kept on the name of her native country Poland). At the time of world war-I she provide X-ray services to the hospital by developing mobile Radiography.

Madam Curie said that- when Radium was discovered no one knows that it would be useful in Hospital for doing X-ray. The work of radium was pure science and it proofs that scientific work should not be considered as unuseful work.

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Key facts about Marie Curie

  • She was the first woman who was awarded Nobel Prize in physics 1903 and in chemistry 1911.
  • She was the only person who was awarded Nobel Prize in 2 different sciences.
  • She was the first woman who became a professor teaching in Paris University.
  • She was the part of Curie family who was awarded with five Nobel Prizes.
  • Her daughter Eve Curie was also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry.

Inspiration that we can take from Marie Curie is we must believe that we are gifted for something and we must have confidence in ourselves to achieve it.

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Swikriti Dandotia


  • What an incredible story. I know of her but didn’t know that much. Wow!

  • What an interesting post. I never really knew that she invented the mobile x-ray. Very cool. I guess I need to brush up on my history haha Off subject a bit but she kinda looks like Bill Murry or he looks like her.

  • surely an inspiration to all genders!

  • As a female scientist, I have always admired Marie Curie. I was familiar with her work but never realized her nobel prizes were in two different science disciplines!

  • She’s an amazing and inspiring woman, without a doubt. She’s one of the first women to show how much we can do if we’re give the opportunity.

  • She is truly an inspiration for everyone. Amazing woman!

  • What an amazing woman and an inspiration to those of us who are following in the footsteps of science. It is unfortunate that she passed so young – I can only imagine what more she would have discovered given the opportunity.

  • Damn she was badass! I feel so shitty for not knowing about her before, because she made history.. how come we don’t put these kind of women in school programs to inspire young women? Urgh

  • Wow! Marie Curie is really amazing! I’m really glad to know more about her personality and I absolutely love it!

  • Hooray for Marie Curie!! I’ve never been more proud to be female. At a time in society when issues surrounding women empowerment is growing so rapidly, this is a timely, inspiring and enlightening post. Thank you!

  • What a great story to share. I read about her but didn’t know some details that you have mentioned. Respect!

  • Such an inspiring woman she is! I love women who can make a difference and share influence to future gens.

  • Marie Curie really is such an amazing women, she really is someone we could all look up to and someone who has made such a difference.

  • She is an inspiring person indeed! I truly believe that we all have gifts from God and will be able to fulfill the calling upon our lives!

  • She was one amazing woman. My daughter actually has a Marie Curie shirt that I found at Target that says Stay Curious and it gives facts about her.

  • We learned about her in my chemistry classes a while back. Amazing! Especially for a women during that era to be recognized like that!

  • I love to learn about the people behind inventions. This is one amazing lady. I will have to tell my kids about her.

  • What a brilliant woman! It’s a shame that her own discovery killed her, but I am thankful she left behind the legacies that she did.

  • Such an amazing inspiration Marie Curie is. I remember reading about her in my school lessons, thank you for sharing and highlighting her achievements.

  • Marie Curie is an inspiration- and the only sad part is that she died too soon!

  • She’s truly amazing and very inspirational woman. This is must share!

  • Wow great history lesson on her. Had no idea who she was but awesome she won 2 noble peace prizes!

  • I have never heard of her but thank you for the introduction. I wish there was more light on women in science and notable women in general. Interesting her daughter also received an award for chemistry. Sounds like it’s in the genes.

  • What an interesting story. She is so inspiring. I have heard about her before but not that too much. and I like to learn about her personality and history. I am looking forward to taking a review of her story.

  • I’m really surprised that there is only two women that have a Noble Prize, there should be more of them. Marie Curie is a inspiring story, it sucks that she wasn’t able to see what her discover has done for millions of people.

  • I’ve heard of her before! it’s amazing that she is the only woman to have won not one but two nobel prizes! she is an inspiration to all women

  • I really had no idea she was so accomplished. Thanks for sharing!

  • What a wonderful story. I didn’t realize all that she has done. An amazing woman.

  • She was definitely ahead of her time, but to have been acknowledged in her own time was quite the achievement.

  • As a female chemist myself I was deeply fond of her and her achievements. Such an inspiration to us all!

  • This is a very inspiring story. She is really gifted. I love your post, short but very informative.

  • I love that she was so amazing. What a tribute to her that we’re still talking about her, and our kids all know her name.

  • Wow… what a neat story about someone so inspirational! I love learning about interesting people like this.

  • She’s definitely a very inspiring woman. I remember doing a book report on her when I was in third grade!

  • This was such an interesting post. I had no idea that she was the only woman with 2 prizes!

  • Such an inspiring post for women out there. It is totally possible to be scientific and be recognized for it.

  • Marie Curie is the very definition of a role model and it is incredible that she was the first female scientist. We owe so much of our modern medicine to her and she would be proud of how far science has progressed since xx

    • Totally agree with you, children should all look up to people like her and become someone who can give influence to the world to be better. I’m sure she’d be happy to see that modern medicine has gone so far today.

  • i love that first quote,it’s awesome and very true
    Great post dear.This is the first time am reading of Marie curie such a beautifulsoul

  • Women Rock! That’s all that needs to be said really. Thank you for sharing this information. I love learning new things. Have always known about Marie Curie but, some of this information is new to me.

  • She is truly an inspiration to all whether young or old, male or female. Goes to show that with hard work and dedication anyone can make great achievements.

  • She’s one of my idols growing up! I’m into science and her achievements really inspire to work harder.

  • I was getting the goosebumps reading about Marie Curie! What a smart, talented, interesting woman. Just imagine FIVE Nobel Prizes within one family. Incredible! All women and girls should learn about Marie.

  • I remember learning about her in school. Didn’t she die tragically by getting run over by a carriage or something?

  • I knew about Madam Curie, but did not know this much. You can say that the articles were not interesting to keep my attention. I liked the blog a lot and undoubtedly, very informative. Keep up!

  • I agree with your take away lesson from her life…if you think you are great at something or take an interest in something, pursue it with everything you can and you will succeed.

  • She is amazing. That woman deserves that recognition. I have to admit that I still laugh when I saw her featured on the Simpsons

  • There’s so much to learn from those who’ve come before us. Thank you for sharing this about Marie.

  • inspirational. truely inspirational one. and the whole website is superb!!!!!!

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