Marie Curie

Marie Curie Erin Mahon 8B

Home Life

Born

1867

Marie is Born in Warsaw, Poland.

Marie's mother dies

1878

She graduates from middle school/junior high

1883

Leaves first governess job

1886

In order to save money for college, she worked as a governess for the Zorawskis.

Marriage

1895

Marie and Pierre hold a small ceremony in July.

Irene Curie is born

1897

September 12, 1897 Irene is born as Marie's first daughter.

Marie's father dies

1902

In May, 1902 Wladyslaw dies.

First newspaper article

1903

Marie describes her findings in the popular American journal the "Independent".

Miscarriage

1903

Marie loses a child at birth on August 25,1903.

Eve Denise Curie is born

1905

December 6, 1905 Marie's second daughter is born. Here is Marie with her two daughters.

Pierre dies

1906

Marie's beloved husband dies on April 19, 1906.

Grandfather Curie dies

1910

Marie's father-in-law dies on February 25, 1910.

Germany declares war on France

1914

France begins mobilization shortly before Germany declares war on France, Marie's homeland for many years now.

WWI ends

1918

The armistice signing at France symbolizes the end of WWI.

Grandaughter Helen born

1927

Marie's first granddaughter, Helen, is born from Irene (her oldest daughter).

Grandson Pierre born

1932

Pierre Joliot-Curie is born as Marie's first grandson and Helen's little brother.

Marie visits Poland for last time

1932

May 29, 1932 Marie visits her homeland of Poland for the last time.

Suffers stone in gallbladder

1933

Marie suffered from a large stone in her gallbladder.

Marie Curie dies

1934

On July 4, 1934 Marie Curie dies of aplastic anemia.

Marie is reburied

1995

She is reburied in the Pantheon in France, and is the first woman so honored for her accomplishments.

Scientific Life

Student at Sorbonne

1889

Marie registers as a student at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Finishes first in class at Sorbonne

1893

Marie earns degree in physics from Sorbonne (finishes first in her class).

Degree in mathematics

1894

Marie earns a degree from the Sorbonne in mathematics (finishes second in class)

Examniation

1896

Marie comes out first in the examination on preparing for a teacher's certificate.

First paper

1897

She completes her first scientific paper.

Discovery of new substance

1898

Marie and Pierre discover the new substance named "polonium" after Marie's home country of Poland.

Discovery of Radium

1902

Marie (and Pierre) discover their new element "radium".

Davy Medal

1903

The Curies receive the Davy Medal from the Royal Society of London.

Physics Nobel Prize

1903

Marie and Pierre (along with Henri Becquerel) win the Nobel Prize for physics.

Appointed director of lab

1904

For the first time, Marie gets official rights in Pierre's laboratory as she is appointed the director.

First women professor at Sorbonne

1906

Marie is the first women professor at the Sorbonne.

The standard for radium is set

1911

Marie established the standard for radium.

Chemistry Nobel Prize

1911

Marie is awarded her second Nobel Prize, but in chemistry this time.

Marie hosts Einstein and his wife

1913

Albert Einstein and his wife stay for a long visit in March 1913 at Marie's home.

WWI help

1914 - 1919

Marie helps fundraise for mobile x-ray units during WWI to help save soldier's lives.

Awarded a gold medal from NISS

1921

The National Institute of Social Sciences awards its gold medal to Curie.

America gifts Curie with radium

1921

Presdient Warren Harding presents Marie with a gram of radium on May 20, 1921.

Second radium gift from America

1929

Marie is gifted once again with the money to buy another much needed gram of radium to continue her research from America. It was presented to her on October 30, 1929 by President Hoover.
Here shows Hoover with Marie.

Irene and husband win Nobel Prize

1935

Marie's daughter and son-in-law win the physics Nobel Prize.