Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Marie Curie is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and her huge contribution to finding treatments for cancer. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911 was awarded to Marie Curie, in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element.
The stone house where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie (her husband) spent vacation and weekends in Paris, France, had come out for sale. Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he’s given instructions for the government to buy 790,000 euro house in France, and said on Twitter Tuesday that the house, is a part of Poland’s history.
This property was built in 1890 and was Pierre and Marie Curie’s holiday destination between 1904 and 1906. Marie Curie spent hervacation in this property with her husband and their daughters Irene and Eve, during weekends, Easter holidays, and summer holidays. One day in April 1906, Pierre headed back to Paris for an academic meeting and was hit and killed by a horse-drawn cart.
Some critics in Poland commented on social media that taxpayers’ money would be wasted on a house where Marie Curie did not spend long. But the government has made it a priority to secure and care for places and objects significant for Poland’s history.