The Life and Times and Trials and Tribulations of Marie Curie

Physics jokes have a lot of potential Maria (Marie)¬†Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. The youngest child of a large family, Curie received a substandard local education along with scientific training from her father. Prior to going to Paris, Curie became involved in a student revolutionary organization, as Warsaw was then dominated by Russia. In 1891, she went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne…