Pierre Curie. Born in 1848, Pierre refused to go to school, and got educated by his parents and close relatives: it is his only maths teacher who introduced him to physics, and Pierre got his baccalaureat (high-school national diploma) at the age of 16, to enter university…
"The lab notes, papers, books, and furniture of Pierre and Marie Curie from the late 1800s are so irradiated that they are today considered too dangerous to handle. They are currently stored in lead-lined boxes at the National Library of France, where those who wish to view them can do so only after they sign a waver of liability and don protective clothing. These precautions will be necessary for several thousand years to come."
Marie Curie - Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and in Chemistry [1903 and 1911 respectively],
Marie and Pierre Curie in Paris in 1900. (Photo: Vitold Muratov/Wikimedia Commons)
Today in Mighty Girl history, Polish physicist and chemist Marie Skłodowska-Curie was born in 1867. Curie who was first woman to win a Nobel Prize and remains the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences -- chemistry and physics (a Nobel she shared with her husband Pierre Curie).
Pierre Curie (15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Salomea Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel".
Jacques Curie (1856-1941, links) mit seinem Bruder Pierre Curie (1859-1906) und seinen Eltern Eugène Curie (1827-1910) und Sophie-Claire Depouilly (1832-1897)