Book Discussion on Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie

Barbara Goldsmith was interviewed by Lynn Sherr about her book Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Cure, published by W. W. Norton… read more

Barbara Goldsmith was interviewed by Lynn Sherr about her book Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Cure, published by W. W. Norton and Company. Marie Curie grew up in Russian-occupied Poland and married scientist Pierre Curie, who helped her conduct the experiments that discovered radium, and radioactivity. Marie Curie also invented a mobile X-ray unit that her scientist daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, who also won a Nobel Prize, operated. In the end, Marie, Pierre, and Irene were made fatally ill by their work with radioactive substances. close

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Mar 13, 2005
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May 30, 2005

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  • Mar 13, 2005 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2005 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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