Marie Curie Research Paper

analytical Essay
1253 words
1253 words

Marie Curie once said “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less” (“Marie Curie Quotes”). Many people are fearful of radioactivity and its effects on a person’s health, but Marie Curie dedicated her life to researching radioactivity so more could be understood about radioactivity. Marie Curie was a pioneer in physics and an inspiration for women in scientific fields. Thanks to Marie Curie’s curiosity, radioactivity is something that is understood today, so people can be less fearful. Through the examination of the life and accomplishments of Marie Curie, her influence on the world, especially for her work in physics and chemistry, it becomes abundantly clear that …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that marie curie was a pioneer in physics and an inspiration for women in scientific fields.
  • Explains that marie curie's early life was filled with hardships, but she persevered and accomplished great things.
  • Analyzes how marie curie excelled in her career despite growing up in poverty. after her husband died in a carriage accident, she applied for membership to the french academy of sciences, but was denied membership.
  • Explains that marie curie's accomplishments during her career have an important influence in science.
  • Analyzes how marie curie's scientific discoveries have influenced the development of new medical technology. the radium institute is a pioneer in cancer research and care.
  • Concludes that marie curie has not only influenced science and medicine, but she is also an inspiration to women.

This is an example of one of the many times Marie Curie faced discrimination throughout her career. Then, in 1894, Marie Curie met a French physicist, Pierre Curie, who was studying magnetism and crystals; they were married in 1895 (Des Jardins). Pierre and Marie were both conducting similar research which likely contributed to their relationship. In 1903, Marie Curie was the first woman in France to receive a PhD in physics. “Professors who reviewed her doctoral thesis , which was about radiation, declared that it was the greatest single contribution to science ever written” (Des Jardins). This shows that Marie Curie had excelled in her career despite growing up in poverty. After her husband died in a carriage accident in 1906, Marie was asked to fill her husband’s position at the University of Paris (“Marie Curie Biography”). At Marie Curie’s first lecture, “Hundreds of people - students, artists, photographers, celebrities - lined up outside the university on November 5, 1906, hoping to attend her first lecture” (Des Jardins). This is an

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