Once her sister was out of school she would help Marie pay for her education. However, in 1891 she was admitted to Sorbonne. While in school she was determined to overcome any obstacle such as not having such a strong math or science background and worked hard to become better in her weak points. Marie obtained two master’s degree in both Physics and Mathematical Sciences. She finished first of her class in her physics masters degree and a year later she g... ... middle of paper ... ...our operations she was able to see again.
Later, when she was fourteen, Sofya taught herself trigonometry just to understand a physics book she was reading. The author of the book, Professor Tyrtov, also coincidentally her neighbor, was so impressed, he convinced her father to let her attend the Naval Academy in St. Petersburg. She couldn’t continue her education in mathematics past the academy, though, partly because her father did not approve of it, and also because Russian universities did not accept women at that time. There were universities in other countries that accepted women, but unmarried women were not allowed to travel alone in Russia. When she was eighteen, Sofya did something that was becoming increasingly more common at that time: she married out of intellectual convenience.
The Life of Madame Curie Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7,1867, in Warsaw Poland. Maria was the fifth and youngest child of Bronsilawa Boguska, a pianist, singer, and teacher, and Wladyslaw Sklodowski, a professor of mathematics and physics. Maria's accomplishments began at a young age; by the time she was sixteen she had completed secondary school and taken work as a teacher. In 1891 Maria went to Paris, while in Paris Marie attend Sorbonne University and began to follow lectures of many already well known physicists--Jean Perrin, Charles Maurain, and Aime' Cotton. It was during this time that Marie finally turned towards mathematics and physics.
At Age 15, she graduated first in her class. She wanted to attend the University of Warsaw, but was not allowed to due to her gender. She wanted to continue studying science, so she saved up enough money and went to the Sorbonne in Paris, France and earned a master’s degree in physics. In 1894 she met Pierre Curie, a young French chemist, and only a short year later they were married. Marie used a clever technique called the electrometer.
Her family was not very rich, but education was highly valued by the Sklodowska family. Maria's life was never very easy, and it got worse after her mother died of Tuberculosis when Maria was only 11. Maria was the star pupil of her class, and graduated High School at the age of 15. Maria began her studies at a "floating" university. It was an illegal school, held at night.
However, that did not stop Maria’s brilliance; she graduated on June 12, 1883 as top of her class, with a gold medal. After her graduation, Maria sought for a higher education, to attend a University. During this time period though, women were not allowed to enter the University of Warsaw and although Maria’s family did not have money to pay for a tuition aboard, Maria and her sister Bronislawa came up with a plan. At age 17, Maria left her home as the plan was, and became a governess outside of Warsaw. According to the plan, Maria would save her money for approximately two years, send the money to her sister Bronislawa and for her medical studies in Paris.
From the premature death of one of her sisters, and later of her mother, she drew the agnosticism that would later increase her faith in science. As a brilliant and mature student with a rare gift of concentration, Marya followed the dream of a scientific career, a career inconceivable for a woman at that time. But lack of funds meant she was forced to become a private tutor. She made huge financial sacrifices so that her sister Bronia could fulfill her wish of studying medicine in Paris, hopeing that the favor might be returned. In 1891 Marya arrived in Paris.
Only three years later would her mother die of tuberculosis. Although tragedy had struck the Curies, it did not deter Marie. She got a general education and excelled in school, taking mostly after her father with the subjects she was interested in. She graduated at 15 in 1883. Marie and all her siblings were determined to further their education and get degrees.
And in MMMMM, Curie was also the first female professor at the Sorbonne. She was the first person to use the term “radioactivity”, which is the term still used till this day. Marie Curie was born the youngest child of five, to parents which were both teachers, Marie was driven to excel. A top student at her secondary school, she could not attend an all men only university. Because it was illegal at the time for girls to attend school, she attended an underground night school with her sisters.
She noticed symbols in the magazine that she had not noticed before and asked her brother's tutor about the symbols. She convinced him to purchase some math for her for futher examination. Her studies in math did not go farther then this until after she married and her husband died, leaving her in good economic ... ... middle of paper ... ... first Council when the AMS began in 1894. She and her first Ph.D. student were two of nine women among a 250 AMS membership. She again served on the AMS Council from 1899 - 1901 and in 1905 she became the vice-president" (Cite).