Marie Curie’s birthday celebrated with release of intimate photos
The images show Curie, born Maria Skłodowska, being received by then US President Warren G. Harding at the White House to be presented with a gram of radium.
Others offer a glimpse into her personal life from her early years with her family to striking portraits of the scientist not long before her death.
Curie was born in Warsaw, then part of the Polish empire, before following her sister to Paris in 1891, aged 24, where she studied physics, chemistry and mathematics at the University of Paris.
After earning a second degree in 1894, Curie began her scientific career, investigating the... read more
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