| MADAME CURIE BIOGRAPHY
"I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy."
- Madame Curie
Madame Marie Curie was one of the FIRST WOMAN scientists and one of the GREAT SCIENTISTS of the 20th Century. She discovered radium and paved the way to nuclear physics and cancer therapy. Marie Curie fought chauvinism, prejudices, sexism and plain stupidity of those who tried to stop her advancements in science.
Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska on Nov. 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Maria went to Paris, France to study at the Sarbonne and obtained Licenciateships in Physics and Math Sciences, where she met Pierre Curie, who was the Professor in the School of Physics. They were married in 1895. Maria, now MADAME CURIE received her Doctor of Science Degree and after Pierre Curies death, she became the first woman Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences.