Yes thank you Catherine that was a wonderful introduction, as you said my two children, Hélène and Pierre are doing great! Hélène is a chemist and Pierre is a biologist. I grew up in Paris, in a middle class family and now I am here today being interviewed about my math and science life! It is such a honor .Now I am here, sick with Leukemia, having my last big interview and I would like to thank all of you for being here with me tonight and risking yourselves getting Leukemia to get to know me better.
I was naturally talented and started enjoying math and science when I was eleven, and that's when I switched to a harder school to be challenged in math and science.
I got my talent when I was eleven. I was a tween. It was noticed quickly though because I started school when I was ten.
Did World War I interrupt your studies? If so, what did you do during that period of time
Receiving the noble prize was tough but I did accomplish a lot. To receive the noble prize, my husband, Frédéric and I discovered radioactivity and radioactive isotopes. It was not actually planned out, I just started playing and trying new things with chemicals and the radioactivity I invented. I just tested stuff and I spent many hard nights coming so close but on its final test something goes wrong.
SO many things were going through my mind when I won the noble prize. I felt just like my mother Marie curie. I really wished my father, Pierre and my grandfather, Eugène Curie who are both in the sky right now, were there but I was glad to have everyone else. I felt it was such an honor. For everything I have done to win this award. I felt really accomplished with my doctor of science degree and my new invention of isotopes and radio activity.
Yes, if it wasn't a severe case I would be in the lab right now working on the isotopes I invented and even try to do even more, but since I have a risk of dying, I am at the hospital all day and all night praying to get better so I could be the scientist I was before. I wish I could be in the lab for just one more day.