Emerson and Marie Curie (two female scientists) at the Pantheon

Em has always loved science and talks about wanting to possibly be a marine biologist some day (she loves animals and the ocean.) She read all about Madam Curie and the contributions she made to science. Incidentally, Marie Curie is the first and only woman (so far) to be honored with interment in the Pantheon based on her own merits. She was also the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ‘You go girl!’
Fun factoid about the documentation she left behind: “because of their levels of radioactivity, her papers from the 1890s are considered too dangerous to handle. Even her cookbook is highly radioactive. Her papers are kept in lead-lined boxes, and those who wish to consult them must wear protective clothing.” Wow!



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