In what Wirten presents as a curious reversal of the early decision by the Curies to share their research results relating to radium, Marie Curie advocated more protection of scientific intellectual property.
Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information
The Nobel in physics had first been given to Wilhelm Roentgen in 1901 for his discovery of X-rays, but it wasn't until the Curies won it in 1903 that the Nobel Prize acquired importance in the eyes of the world.
After the Nobel Prize, the press wouldn't leave the Curies alone.
The Geordie bank has been fundraising for its chosen charity of the year, Marie Curie Cancer Care, since January 2008.
Barbara Cranston, fundraiser at Marie Curie Hospice, said 'The support of the staff at Northern Rock has been phenomenal and we are so grateful for everything they have done for us.
Madame Curie, one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland--then occupied by Russia.
But in 1893 Sklodowska was able to enroll at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris where she met her husband, Pierre Curie, and adopted the French equivalent of her name (Marie).
The strength of Goldsmith's short biography lies in its refusal to dwell upon Marie Curie's victory over the sexist establishment and her ability to cut through the myths surrounding Curie's life, allowing facts to tell the amazing story.
The reader is taken from Curie's tough childhood in Russian-occupied Poland, to her uphill struggle through the scientific ranks of Paris, culminating in two Nobel prizes for the discoveries of polonium, radium, and radioactivity.
For their work on radioactivity, the Curies shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Becquerel (see 1896) in 1903.
Marie and Pierre Curie continued to work on the radiations produced by uranium (see 1897).
Through her remarkable achievements in the male-dominated field of the physical sciences, Marie Curie
opened the door for a legion of other women.
Marie Curie's family donated her workbooks, diaries, journals, and other papers to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris at the end of the 20th century.
Happy At Last (1980) and other books, portrays Marie Curie (1867-1034) as a blend of brilliance, resolve, passion (for work and at least three men), recurring depression, obsession (this is not the first biography of Curie to include that trait in its title), achievement, and pragmatism.