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Making Marie Curie
Author: Eva Hemmungs Wirten

ISBN: 9780226422503
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 17 October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.2
Description:
In many ways, Marie Curie represents modern science. Her considerable lifetime achievementsthe first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the only woman to be awarded the Prize in two fields, and the only person to be awarded Nobel Prizes in multiple sciencesare studied by schoolchildren across the world. When, in 2009, the New Scientist carried out a poll for the Most Inspirational Female Scientist of All Time," the result was a foregone conclusion: Marie Curie trounced her closest runner-up, Rosalind Franklin, winning double the number of Franklin's votes. She is a role model to women embarking on a career in science, the pride of two nationsPoland and Franceand, not least of all, a European Union brand for excellence in science.

Making Marie Curie explores what went into the creation of this icon of science. It is not a traditional biography, or one that attempts to uncover the real" Marie Curie. Rather, Eva Hemmungs Wirten, by tracing a career that spans two centuries and a world war, provides an innovative and historically grounded account of how modern science emerges in tandem with celebrity cultur...

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