Thursday, November 28, 2013

Marie Curie 4.2.2011

The United Nations proclaimed 2011 the International Year of Chemistry. To commemorate this event the French Post issued a stamp dedicated to the famous French chemist Marie Curie.
Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was a Polish-born French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honoured with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris.
In 2011 France celebrated the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie Curie.
This cover with Madame Curie’s stamp on it cancelled on the day of issue, namely, on 4th February 2011 at Paris was sent to me by Eric.

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