(6 Dec 1904 - 22 Oct 2007)
French-American journalist and humanitarian who is best known for her enduring biography (1937) of her mother, Marie Curie, was the only one of her family not to receive a Nobel prize, as she followed an early inclination towards the arts. Her career began as a concert pianist, although she did earn degrees in science and philosophy. The publishing of her book led to travelling and lecturing. Because of the German invasion, she left France and became a newspaper correspondent, from which she turned to journalism. She lived to age 102.
Science Quotes by Eve Curie (2 quotes)
The radiation of radium was contagious—Contagious like a persistent scent or a disease. It was impossible for an object, a plant, an animal or a person to be left near a tube of radium without immediately acquiring a notable activity which a sensitive apparatus could detect.
— Eve Curie
In Eve Curie, Madame Curie: a Biography by Eve Curie (1937, 2007), 196.
Thus the radio elements formed strange and cruel families in which each member was created by spontaneous transformation of the mother substance: radium was a “descendant” of uranium, polonium a descendant of radium.
— Eve Curie
In Eve Curie, Madame Curie: a Biography by Eve Curie (1937, 2007), 197.