The field of science is riddled with famous male scientists. There have been loads of women scientists too, but unfortunately mostly forgotten, however one name stands apart from the rest, immortal - Marie Curie.
I admire and respect her from the core of my heart.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie born on 7th November 1934 , was a Polish by birth, but became a French later.
She was the first women to become a "Nobel prize winner " and the also the first and only women to win twice. Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland.
She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Floating university and began her scientific training in Warsaw itself. When she was 24, in 1891, she went to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and started on her own scientific reseach.
She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and with physicist Henri Becquerel. She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry once again in 1911.
The theory of radioactivity stands as her most famous acheivement. In fact she coined the term " Radioactivity" .Also, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of polonium and radium are some other of her acheivements.
She founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and in Warsaw. These are major centres of medical research .
Marie Curie died in 1934, at the age of 66, in France. This was due to Aplastic anemia caused by exposure to radiation while she was carrying out some radium related research.
Marie Curie is my idol. I'm a great admirer of her.