HomeNeuroscience ShopSTEM Toys and GiftsMarie Curie Plush Little Thinker Doll – by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Marie Curie Plush Little Thinker Doll – by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

$18.95

Conduct some tiny experiments with this cuddly Curie doll. But remember to wear protective gear– that radium is pretty dangerous.
Approx. 12″ tall when standing.

Description


Marie Sk_odowska-Curie was born in Warsaw to parents who were both teachers. Although she was a brilliant student, the University of Warsaw accepted only men, so she continued her education by reading on her own and attending classes in secret. At last, she was able to join her sister in Paris and attend the Sorbonne. Though she found learning French difficult at first, she graduated at the top of her class with a master’s degree in Physics, then got a degree in Mathematics the following year.

It was a lucky thing Ð for her and for us Ð that many people realized Marie’s genius and helped her along despite the fact that at in her time, women’s talent and hard work went virtually unacknowledged. She met and married French physicist Pierre Curie, who recognized in her a capable colleague, and her father-in-law took care of their daughter so Marie and Pierre could work during the day.

Marie and Pierre received a joint Nobel Prize in Physics along with Henri Becquerel. Then in 1911 she became the first person to win two Nobel Prizes (the second was in Chemistry) for discovering two new radioactive elements: polonium (named after Marie’s native Poland) and radium. In her acceptance speech, Marie shared the award with her husband, who in 1906 had been killed in an accident.

In 1944, in honor of Marie and Pierre, the team discovering number 96 (Cm) on the Periodic Ch of Elements named the new element curium.

Your Marie Sklodowska Curie Little Thinker will be approximately 12″ tall when she’s standing and approximately inspiring no matter what.
Conduct some tiny experiments with this cuddly Curie doll. But remember to wear protective gear– that radium is pretty dangerous.
Approx. 12″ tall when standing.
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