Monday, November 7, 2011

Google Doodle Celebrated 144th Birthday of Marie Curie - First female to Win Noble Prize

Google Doodle has celebrated the 144th birthday of Marie Curie, a Polish–French physicist–chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry. Actually she was the first female to win noble prize in the history and is the only woman to win in two fields.

Google Doodle Celebrated 144th Birthday of Marie Curie
To honor one of the most enduringly inspiring scientists ever to grace a lab, France and Poland declared 2011 to be the Year of Marie Curie.

Now, Google joins the welcome pageant of prominent tributes.

Marie Curie was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska in Warsaw, in Russian Poland, and lived there to the age of 24. In 1891 she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work.

She was the first female professor at the University of Paris. She was the first woman to be entombed on her own merits (in 1995) in the Paris Panthéon.

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