Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Lauren Redniss discusses the life and work of Marie Curie—a story of science and love. Her illustrated book Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout tells the story of 24-year-old Marie Sklodowska, who moved to Paris and found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, whom she soon fell in love with. Together, they discovered two new elements, radium and polonium, recognized radioactivity as an atomic property, and won the Nobel Prize.