Marie Curie’s 144th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle

Today the Google logo has been transformed into one of the search engine’s famous Doodles, this time to celebrate the 144th birthday of pioneering physicist and chemist Marie Curie.

She advanced knowledge about radioactivity – a term she coined – by huge amounts and discovered two new elements, polonium and radium.

Google Doodle: The latest logo transformation from the search engine giant shows Marie Curie conducting research on a table

Her work in radioactivity greatly accelerated the use of X-Rays in surgery and during World War one her determination to see mobile radiography units deployed to help the wounded led to them being nicknamed Petites Curies (Little Curies).



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