Nomen est, the perfect malady

Google doodle today. Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 – 1934), better known as Madame Curie, was a Polish–French physicist–chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity, a term coined by herself). She was the first person honoured with two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris. She was the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Paris Panthéon.

Curiosity is a malady like love is, and in the end, you get killed by it. That’s Curie’s story. She died of cancer from radium/uranium, her love poison she had been studying her entire life. Look well, it’s even in her name. Nomen est. The perfect malady. Malady as vocation.

Today my muse and heroine turned 144.


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