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Musée Curie: a photo, description Musee Curie)

The Curie Museum telling about the life and scientific achievements of the great Maria Sklodowska-Curie, located at the Institute in her name. Here was a lab researcher, where she worked till his last days.

Maria Sklodowska was born in 1867 in Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. The family was very poor. Mary worked for several years as a governess to the sister Bronislava was able to finish medical school in Paris. Then Bronislaw earned money on the education of Mary, while she studied at the Sorbonne. Mary received simultaneously two diplomas, physics and mathematics - and for the first time in history at the Sorbonne, became a female teacher.

In 1894, she met physicist Pierre Curie and married him. Together, working in a cold barn, they studied the phenomenon of radioactivity and discovered new elements, radium and polonium. In 1903 the couple-researchers together with Henri Becquerel received the Nobel prize. Two years later, Pierre Curie was killed in a Paris street under the wheels of the carriage. Maria Sklodowska-Curie took his chair at the University of Paris and continued to study. In 1911, she repeatedly became the winner of the Nobel prize.

During the First world war, Marie Curie created the x-ray points, which saved a lot of lives in field hospitals. In 1934, the researcher died of leukemia.

The Museum exhibits a simple black linen dress that Marie Curie always wore while working. Fully furnished preserved its office and laboratory equipped with the basic equipment - for example, the centrifuge had to turn by hand. Using these primitive at the present time the instruments were made great discoveries.

A separate stand - examples of the use of radioactive substances in those days, when people did not know about their danger. Cosmetic powder with radium, a radioactive numerals, water, enriched emitting elements... Next is the last photo of Maria Sklodowska-Curie in the same black linen dress, which, of course, failed to protect her from the intense radiation. After all, Breasts she always had what she considered their mascot is a fatal vial of radium.