Genio assoluto, appassionata e brillante, Marie Curie fu tra le prime donne a raggiungere notorietà mondiale in campo scientifico. Non solo, fu anche la prima persona a ricevere due Premi Nobel: il primo per la fisica, con il marito Pierre, nel 1903, il secondo per la chimica, nel 1911. Fu anche la prima donna a varcare come docente le porte della Sorbona. Lavorando su materiali d’archivio inediti, compreso il diario della scienziata, Susan Quinn ne ripercorre la vita: dagli anni in Polonia alla collaborazione con il marito morto prematuramente, dai successi internazionali alla relazione con il fisico francese Langevin che quasi le costò il secondo Premio Nobel. Questa è però soprattutto la storia di una donna e di una scienziata che dedicò, con entusiasmo e dedizione totale, tutta la propria vita alla ricerca.
- ISBN: 8833924904
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 547
Very approachable biography of Marie Curie - one of the true pioneers of science.
A thorough journey through the fascinating life of a woman who won two Nobel Prizes and gave birth to a daughter who would also win a Nobel. Marie Curie was an intellectual force, and the life she lived had challenges that she continued to overcome and almost always come through the victor.
Happy women's day to all!! Read good stuff, good bios. Enjoy the day and do what to love to do.💕
Quinn's biography strikes the right balance between Marie Curie's personal and professional lives, enabling readers to understand her as a complete historical person. Especially notable are Quinn's lucid discussions of Curie's scientific accomplishments vis-a-vis those of other chemists and physicis Leggi tutto
A wonderfully written biography on an utterly fascinating subject. My knowledge of Marie Curie was limited to a paragraph or two from high school science courses. This book provides a good context of the scientific times in which Marie Curie lived (she and Rutherford had quite the scientific debate
Marie curie the woman who opened the nuclear age ,I was happy to become intimately aware when i was reading the story that discovery itself, is an issue of passion,for me ;Marie was not simply a great scientist; she was a magnificent human being, and her love of science and her commitment to truth were Leggi tutto
I suppose this is more a review of the subject than of the book, but I feel like I've discovered a new world. I'm well into middle age but had never read Marie Curie's biography before now. I had only heard of her as "Madame Curie" and am very, very glad that more modern references use her entire na Leggi tutto
One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating new radioactive elements. Despite these achievements, or perhaps because of her fame, she has remained Leggi tutto
I knew absolutely nothing about Marie Curie, sad to say. This book was excellent, providing a thorough background on the political environment in Poland and the education of women at that time. The author did a wonderful job making Marie into a human being with strong emotions, particularly her atta Leggi tutto
Very interesting read, Marie Curie truly was an increadible women. For me, it was a bit more in depth than necessary, but the thoroughness also helped the reader relate to Marie Curie through her life, so I can't complain too much there.
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!