Curie, Marie – Scientist & Inventor


This Marie Curie mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique scientists & inventors. This mug includes an image of Marie Curie and a short biography.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

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Marie Skłodowska Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, the only woman to win it twice, in both Physics and Chemistry.  She hypothesized that radiation came from the atom and not the result of the interaction of molecules.  Marie Curie died from exposure to radiation from her scientific research and doing radiological work at field hospitals during World War I.

Marie Curie developed the theory of radioactivity, a term she created. She developed techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and along with her husband, Pierre Curie discovered the elements polonium and radium.  Curie developed mobile radiography units that provided X-ray services to field hospitals during World War I.

This Marie Curie History Mug is part of our Science & Inventors series which includes many unique individuals who shaped our world through their actions.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.

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