Thursday, February 9, 2012
Madame Marie Skłodowska-Curie
One of my childhood heroes was Madame Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the Polish woman married to a French man. I'm not going to go into what it was about her that impressed me, anyone can read the encyclopedia (singing the Encyclopedia Song to self while spelling "encyclopedia", as usual). But my most favorite thing was that she worked side by side with Pierre, her husband, with constant intellectual stimulation. So tonight I was absolutely delighted to hear the Curie relationship referred to on The Big Bang Theory in almost the same vein as I think of it. One of history's great love stories. As Amy said to Sheldon when they were working together in her Biology lab describing her idea relationship, "Marie and Pierre Curie working side by side, Bathed in the glow of their love and the radium that would eventually kill them. That's the story Disney should film."