Hero of November: Marie Curie

Marie Curie 2018 Marie-v2-01Our woman hero of November is Marie Curie! She was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Marie Curie was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.
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Hero of March: Sameera Moussa

Sameera Moussa Only-01Following Adorageek’s tradition of celebrating woman heroes, and in conjunction of the celebration of International Women Day on 8 March, let us celebrate Sameera Moussa, the woman hero of March!

Born on 3 March 1917, she was an Egyptian nuclear physicist  and held a doctorate in atomic radiation. Sameera Moussa’s lifelong passion was to make the medical use of nuclear technology affordable to all. She organized the Atomic Energy for Peace Conference and sponsored a call for setting an international conference under the banner “Atoms for Peace”. She was also called Mother of Atomic Energy. Continue reading