MONDAY, 1 JANUARY 2018First woman to be a professor at a French University; first to receive a Nobel Prize; only recipient of two Science Nobel Prizes. Her name used for prestigious research grants, her portrait on medals and currencies. Someone who, because she was a woman, was denied a higher education in her home country; forbidden to give lectures in prestigious institutions; considered an “assistant” in the very research she initiated and led; initially “forgotten” from her Nobel Prize nomination. Someone who, because she was Polish, had to face burning xenophobia – her presence in France was considered by a contemporary journalist, as a proof that the country was “in the grip of a bunch of dirty foreigners, who plunder it, soil it, dishonour it.”
As 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie, Bluesci pays hommage to the scientist with a visual project featuring a series of female early career researchers' interviews.