Marie Curie is a truly significant hero of the Twentieth Century because she was tenacious in experiments on radioactive elements. She overcame the grieve of her husband, Pierre Curie’s death and found uranium, was awarded the Noble Prize for twice, and earned people of all ages’ admiration
When Curie graduated from university, she showed great tenacity in experiments on radioactive elements. However, Curie didn’t have a laboratory to do the experiments. Later on, she met an old family friend, Pierre Curie. In 1894, Pierre provided a lab for Marie, and they got married in 1895. According to Madame Curie, a Biography by Eve Curie, Marie Curie’s early researches, together with her husband, were often performed under difficult conditions, laboratory arrangements were poor and both had to undertake much teaching to earn a livelihood. Afterwards, they isolated pure radium for the first time. Due to their hard work, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie shared the Nobel Prize in physics with another scientist called Henri Becquerel.
Marie Curie had to overcome personal hardships in order to show her strength and tenacity. In 1906, Curie’s beloved husband, Pierre Curie fell under a horse-drawn wagon and was instantly killed. Though she was heartbroken, she decided to carry on their unfinished work on radioactive elements bravely. In1907, Curie replaced her husband and became a full professor at the Sorbonne. (Marie Curie – Biography)
Marie Curie had showed an unselfish personality, which is very important as a hero to be honored by all people. In 1910, Curie found the precious uranium, a new element at that time. It is now commonly used in curing cancer. In 1911, Curie received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and she was the first woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes. The way of finding uranium is extremely precious. She could apply patent, and get a large sum of money. However, she said that science belongs to everyone, and she told the way of refining uranium...