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Ève Curie Biography | Author of Madame Curie

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Author Biography

Curie was born on December 6, 1904, in Paris, France, the second daughter of Nobel Prize-winning physicists Marie and Pierre Curie. Her father died when she was very young. She describes a childhood filled with her mother's love but with little discipline, direction, or direct attention, as Marie Curie was almost completely absorbed by her work. While her older sister, Irene, became her mother's laboratory assistant while still a teenager, Eve had no inclination toward the sciences, excelling instead in music. Nonetheless, after Irene married and moved away from home, Eve continued to live with her mother and remained at Marie Curie's bedside during the agonizing final days of her life.

In early adulthood, Eve Curie was a concert pianist, performing in France and Belgium. She received a bachelor's degree and a doctorate degree from College Sevigne and later became a journalist and music critic for the weekly Candide. Madame...

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