Marie Curie

This category is for questions about the Polish physicist and chemist, who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize due to her work in the field of radioactivity.

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Marie Curie

Who was the husband of Mary Curie?

The husband and scientific collaborator of Marie Skłodowska-Curie was Pierre Curie, a French physicist who was a pioneer in the fields of crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity, and a Nobel laureate. He received the Nobel Prize in physics with his wife in 1903.

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What does Marie curies discoveries effect today?

It effects nuclear material

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Did Isacc Newton invent the light bulb?

No, Thomas invented the light bulb

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How did Marie Curie work affect us?

If Marie Curie didnt exist we wouldn't have xrays.

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WHAT was madame curie famous for?

Marie Curie was famous for discovering a new element polonium and she was the first women to win a Nobel prize
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Who are some famous non-American chemists and what are their contributions to the field of science?

Non-American Chemists
  • The most infamous of all foreign chemists is Bruno Tesch, sole owner of the firm of Tesch und Stabenow. Unfortunately, what he's most famous for is selling train-loads of Zyklon B to the Nazis, who used it for many things. Its most famous use was to murder people, but most of it was used in fumigation. Anyway, Bruno Tesch was hanged for this, which is good because Herr Tesch was a supremely evil man.
  • Probably the most famous foreign chemist was Marie Curie, who discovered radium.
  • One of my favorite European chemists is William Perkin, who accidentally invented a synthetic purple dye and launched the European chemical industry. His great invention was indeed an accident; he was really trying to invent synthetic quinine to treat malaria.
  • Another German chemist was Fritz Haber (with substantial help from Carl Bosch), who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the process for synthesizing ammonia. The production of fertilizer from ammonia effectively solved the "Malthusian catastrophe", which predicted world wide famine due to overpopulation. The Haber-Bosch process produced fertilizer at an industrial scale that would eventually grow crops to feed humans worldwide.
  • John Dalton was an English chemist who was one of the first to derive the atomic theory. All chemistry is based upon the theory of existence of atoms.
  • Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who created the Periodic Table and formed the bases for classification of the physical and chemical properties of elements as functions of their atomic mass (later changed to atomic number). Using trends he saw, he even predicted elements through averaged atomic mass.
  • Russian William Wollaston in 1803 suggested the purification of Platinum and making it malleable, he also discovered two more elements i.e. palladium and rhodium.Platinum deposits associated with gold and osmiridium were found in Ural mountains.Pure platinum thus obtained was used to manufacture such items as rings,chains,pistol and musket pans,crowns,church plate etc.
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What is radium used for today?

Self-luminous paints, neutron sources, medical uses for the treatment of conditions such as cancer (now being replaced by radioactive cobalt, 60Co sources), cancer therapy.

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What is the motto for Sorbonne university in Paris?

omnibus sapientia unicuique excellentia

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How did Marie Curie's older sister died?


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When did Madame Curie begin her career?

In 1867, Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, which was then ruled by Russia. She began her professional training in 1889 and 1890 (age 22-23) as a student at the clandestine "Flying University" operated by pro-independence Poles. She did practical training at the Museum of Chemistry and Agriculture. At age 24, she joined her sister in Paris and continued her studies there. She received her degree in physics in 1893 and earned a second degree in 1894 while working in the industrial laboratory of Gabriel Lippmann. Unable to gain a scientific position in Poland, she married Pierre Curie in 1895 and remained in France.

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What are the names and year of birth of Marie Osmond's children?

Marie Osmond's eight children (from two marriages):

3 biological children

Stephen James Craig - born 1983. (Stephen was later adopted by Marie Osmond's second husband, Brian Blosil.)

Rachael Lauren - born 1989

Matthew Richard - born 1999

5 adopted children (4 who are living)

Jessica Marie - born 1987

Michael Bryan - born 1991, committed suicide on Feb. 26, 2010

Brandon Warren - born 1996

Brianna Patricia - born 1997

Abigail Michelle - born 2002

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Who was Marie Curie and what did she do?

Marie Curie (7 November 1867 - 4 July 1934) was instrumental in the physics of radioactivity. She won two Nobel Prizes, the only person honored as such in two science categories. She was also a professor at the of Paris, the first woman to hold such an esteemed position. Marie Curie was a scientist who discovered Radium and Polonium.

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What was Marie Curies talents?

Marie Curie was a chemist famous for her work in raiology. She was the first woman to be a professor at the University of Paris. Before her, no woman had ever won the Nobel Prize. She won two, in two different fields: physics and chemistry.

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What was Marie Curie's original name?

Marya Salomee Sklodowska

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What is Marie curie best known for?

Marie Curie is best known for her pioneering research, developing a theory of radioactivity, devising isotope isolation/purification methods, and for the discovery of Radium and Polonium. At the time of her research, the dangers of ionising radiation were unknown; Marie did not wear protective clothing or employ any other safety practices in her research, working out of what was essentially a shed and even carrying test tubes of radioactive material in her pockets. She developed aplastic anaemia as a result of her prolonged exposure to radiation, and died in 1934 at the age of 66.

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Where was Marie Shlodowska Curie born?

She was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7 1867.

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Is Madame Marie Curie still alive?

No - Marie Curie lived from 07/11/1867 to 04/07/1934. See the related link for the Wikipedia article on her life.

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Did Marie Curie have anything named after her?

Element 96 named "curium" in Marie's honor. According to "The Disappearing Spoon" by Sam Kean

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How did Marie Curie die?

Marie Curie's cause of death was aplastic anemia. This was probably caused by radiation exposure.
Madame Currie died of radiation poisoining

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Did Marie Curie believe in God?

yes she belive in god they say that god led her through her life time

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Did World War 2 change the world for the better?

In all wars there is sadness, death, suffering and loss for someone. WW2 brought about the end of the godless Nazi regime and their enslavement and murder machine. It also ended Japan's reach for control of the Pacific, and in doing ushered in the atomic age. A Europe that had been under the Nazi boot became a Europe under the Communist boot. Japan retooled and gave the world affordable, high quality cars and electronics. Eastern Europe was hardly better economically under the sham of Socialism. The world, and we know it now, 18 years after Communism's fall is better with capitalism. Clearly Cuba and N. Korea point this out since they still cling to this failed thinking. As for the atomic age, the threat of mutually assured destruction by the US and USSR probably kept the peace for almost 60 years, even though those same weapon in the hands of rogue nations or individuals could put us back in the middle ages.

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Contribution of Marie Curie in chemistry?

She and her husband/boyfriend discovered the radioactive material Radium (Ra) in the mineral pitchblende.

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Who were all of Marie curie's children?

Her oldest daughter was Irene born September 1897, and the younger was Eve, born 1904.

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How did Marie Curie make penicillin?

no she didn't make the peniciline Alexander Flemming made the peniciline

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What happened after Marie Curie died?

the funeral.


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