Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Genius of Marie Curie

Today on Far on Far Future Horizons we will be celebrating International Women's Day. Our video selection for today will BBC television documentary The Genius of Marie Curie – The Woman Who Lit up the World”.

Over 80 years after her death, Marie Curie remains by far the best known female scientists. In her lifetime, she became that rare thing: a celebrity scientist, attracting the attention of the news cameras and tabloid gossip. They were fascinated because she was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and is still the only person to have won two Nobels in two different sciences. 

But while the bare bones of her scientific life, the obstacles she had to overcome, the years of painstaking research, and the penalty she ultimately paid for her discovery of radium have become one of the iconic stories of scientific heroism, there is another side to Marie Curie: her human story.

The Genius of Marie Curie
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