The name of Marie Curie was not new to those who are involved in chemist and physicist field. Her name is recognized for research over radioactivity, due to this research she won noble prize 2 times which was a big achievement of her. It is an obvious fact that she is the only lady who won noble prize twice in history. Marie Curie also has the title for becoming first lady professor in the University of Paris.
Before discussing further ahead about Marie curie, we like to make our reader know first what is radioactivity and what impact does it have on human body. Unless they know about it correctly, we believe they will not be able build up their curiosity what importance does she have in the modern society. It is nothing but consider to be a process by which a nucleus of an unstable atom losses their energy by emitting a quantum of energetic rays, ionizing radiation.
These rays come out from the atoms in the form of alpha, Beta and Gamma rays- the whole process is known as radioactivity. These rays are very dangerous to the human being, as it may lead to propagate cancer.
Maria curie was born sometime back on November 7, 1867 at Warsaw, at that time this area was used to come under the jurisdiction Russia. Her parents both were engaged in noble teaching profession, and Marie Curie was considered to be the youngest of five children. Being a little child she decided to follow her father, as a math and physics instructor. There is no doubt she had a bright and curious mind and excelled at school. But it was her bad luck while Marie Curie was at the age of 11 years; she lost her mother, with the suffering from tuberculosis.
Maria Curie had expired in 1934 at the sanatorium of Sancellemoz, France, due to extensively exposure of Gamma rays radiation – including carrying test tubes of radium in her pockets during research work and experiment and rendering her services in mobile x- ray units, generated by herself during World War I.