- Type of Great Person: Scientist
- Tech Required: Metallurgy
Players have an interesting choice before them when a Great Scientist appears in their city: use the Scientist to immediately complete whatever tech they may be researching at the time or have the Scientist settle in their city and provide a substantial bonus to Science production in that city!
Polish-born Marie Curie (1867 - 1934 AD) studied physics and mathematics at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1894 she married Pierre Curie, a professor of physics, and together they pursued studies in physics, especially in the area of radiation. She and her husband received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, and following his death in 1906 she continued her research, receiving another Nobel Prize in 1911, this time for Chemistry. She is perhaps the greatest woman scientist in Western history.
Fun Facts Edit
Curie would often carry radioactive isotopes in her pockets or place them in her desk and comment on the pleasant light they gave off. This exposure likely led to her death.
Marie Curie is one of the most honored scientists in history. She earned two Nobel prizes, one for physics, one for chemistry. She also has a measure of radiation named for her - the curie - and has an element which bears her name - curium - an honor she shares with the likes of Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi.