The search engine giant Google is celebrating the birthday of Noble prize winner Marie Curie with a unique "Google Doodle" today by adding a picture of Curie sitting on her work bench on the home page of the search engine.
Marie Curie, who was a chemist as well as a physicist, is famous for her remarkable work in radioactivity and for her landmark contribution to fight against cancer.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, on 1867 November 7th, Curie shifted her base to Paris in 1891 to continue her Math and Physics studies at Sorbonne. By working with her husband Pierre Curie, Marie discovered Radium and Polonium. The intellectually perfect couple received the Novel Prize in 1903 for physics, along with Henri Becquerel, for discovering radioactivity.
Curie also worked for promotion of the use of radium for different therapeutic purposes. She spent considerable time in helping others through science.
Helping in the development of mobile x-ray units during world war, served as director of services of Red Cross radiology, touring of Paris to collect supplies, money and vehicles, serving at the casualty clearing station in the war front, organizing trainings for soldiers to find fractured areas, shrapnel as well as bullets, also organizing trainings for doctors and medical orderlies about new technologies are some of the incidences of her humanitarian works.
She received the second Nobel Prize in 1911 for Chemistry and on 4th July 1934 she bid farewell to the world. Google through their Doodle feature is not only paying tribute but celebrating her birthday today.