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Heroes Of Science Fan Art

By Vadim Newquist Jun 19, 2013

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Marie Curie

When her husband and research partner Pierre Curie died suddenly in 1906, Marie Curie could easily have taken a government pension and retired, but instead she took his place as a professor at the University of Paris and continued her pioneering work in the field of radioactivity. In a male dominated world, Curie went on to receive not one but two Nobel prizes, the first person ever to do so, and amazingly she mothered yet another Nobel Prize winner, Irène Joliot-Curie.

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Thanks to Sara Denny aka SyntheticPlatypus for the picture. Check out her blog for more!

Tags: science, slideshows, art, fan art, deviantart

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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