Marie Curie – First Lady of Science
December 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Throughout history, women were often barred from activities of the brain. This was due to women being thought of as having inferior intelligence, in relative to the superior men. Consequently, there have not been many women scientists and engineers. Marie Curie was one of very few exceptions. Not only she was a capable scientist, Curie was actually one of the best. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in science; she won it twice in fact. What makes her achievement so remarkable is the fact that she won Nobel Prizes for accomplishments in two different fields of science—physics (1903) and chemistry (1911). This is truly one of the rarest feats in science. Marie Curie puts Aristotle and his views on women’s intelligence to shame.