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  • Marie Curie: Radium Essay

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    element. They named it polonium, after Maries country, Poland. At the end of the year they had isolated a second radioactive element, radium. In 1902, they announced the success of extracting purified radium (Bagley, Mary). In June 1903, Marie Curie was the first woman in Europe to get a doctorate in physics. Both the Curies and Becquerel were named the winners of the Noble Prize in Physics. In 1911, she was awarded the Noble Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of polonium and radium. Her husband

  • Marie Curie and the Atomic Theory Essay

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    The Atomic Theory is a theory that explains what matter is made of. The Atomic theory states that matter can’t be divided as it is made up of minute particles called atoms that cannot be separated. The very word atom is derived from the Greek word Atmos which means indivisible. Atomic theory timeline- Year Person/People Event 442 BCE Democritrus and Leucippus These Greek philosophers came up with the idea that all matter is composed of indivisible elements. 1803 John Dalton British chemist and

  • Women 's Women Of History

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    Women of History Since the beginning of time, girls have had less freedoms, and opportunities than men. There is even culture that restrict a woman 's role, to solely focus on children and housework. For thousands of years, it was believed that girls did not need an education, or to be involved in public matters. Plenty of women through history have twisted the norms, gone against gender roles, and left behind impressive legacies. Weather it be ruling an empire, or actively participating on the

  • Marie Curie 's Popular Images

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    Although Marie Curie was not the first woman to excel in science or mathematics, she can be considered the first major woman scientist to receive full credit for her scientific work. Considering her Nobel prizes alone, she is ranked at the top of the scientists of the modern period. Despite this, somehow Marie Curie’s popular images, as well as those embedded in some of the scholarly literature, suggest important, but rather modest contributions to society (Pycior, 301). Marie Curie was born Maria

  • Essay on Madam Curie

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    Madame Curie, as the scientist is venerably called, was a true pioneer of her time. Growing up amidst political turmoil and sexual discrimination she was able to persevere with austere determination to make breakthrough scientific findings, while also fighting for humanitarian betterment. In a long list of renowned female scientists Madam Curie stands at the top of the list not only for her findings, but also for her efforts to aid those with the worst afflictions; she is long remembered as a pioneer

  • Marie Curie: A Career Role Model

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    Marie Curie faced many troubles in a male dominated field .she became a famous female scientist. She didn’t leave her love for science in the laboratories, she followed her enthusiasm for science. She is recognized as the elements of radium and polonium, along with many discoveries, which led to the first looks at the treatment of cancer. She determined that x-ray will help the doctors to find the bullets and made that into a compact one to fit in an ambulance. During the WW1 , her discoveries

  • Marie Curie Essays

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    1867. She grew up in Warsaw, Poland. She would become famous for her research on radioactivity. Marie Curie was the first woman to ever win a Nobel prize, and the first ever to win two Nobel prizes. She is most famous for the discovery of Radium and Polonium. Her work not only influenced the development of fundamental science, but also began a new era in medical research and treatment.       Maria was the last of five children. Her oldest sister died of Typhus, one sister became

  • Rosalind Franklin's Life

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    Rosalind Franklin died at the young age of 37 due to extreme exposure to radiation over time. Franklin was described as taking on the strong traits of the Franklin women, she was creative and well driven. Both her mom and dad’s side of the family had very strong willed women, who believed it was important to get an education. Franklin’s family played a large role in her desire to excel in everything she did, especially her love for science. She attended St. Paul’s Girls’ School in London for grade

  • Analogy Essay

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    What do Kingda Ka and the discoverer of radioactivity, Marie Curie, have in common? Actually, there is a lot more than you would think. You might say to yourself that they are completely different, which is correct, yet incorrect. One thing is a rollercoaster and the other is a famous scientist, but when you look past just their physical descriptions, you will see how much they actually are alike. They both follow similar paths and they both faced many hardships, but also many great things. Firstly

  • Marie Curie Career Role Model

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    Marie Curie faced many troubles in a male dominated field .she became a famous female scientist. She didn’t leave her love for science in the laboratories, she followed her enthusiasm for science. She is recognized as the elements of radium and polonium, along with many discoveries, which led to the first looks at the treatment of cancer. She determined that x-ray will help the doctors to find the bullets and made that into a compact one to fit in an ambulance. During the WW1 , her discoveries

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