Friday, December 9, 2011
Great Love Affairs That Changed the Course of History, Part Two
In 1894, Marie met Pierre Curie, a noted French physicist and chemist eight years her senior and Professor at the School of Physics at the Sorbonne. Immediately bonding over their mutual interest in physical magnetism and their fondness for cycling, they began what many historians describe as “an extraordinary partnership and love affair that would earn them international renown and influence generations of scientists.” Marrying a year later in Sceaux, France, they invested the money they received as wedding gifts to buy new bicycles, and were often seen taking long, romantic rides together through the French countryside. Read more . . .