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November, 1912 "The Radioactive Flask"

[Depicted in Indiana Jones Jr et l'Ampoule Radioactive (Young Indiana Jones and the Radioactive Flask); a novel written by French author Richard Beugné, published by Hachette Livre in 1997.]

  • In late 1912 Indiana traveled with Henry to Paris, France, where they explore the Parisian underground in midst of finding out that important substances have been stolen from the Institut du Radium, headed by famed chemist Marie Curie.

  • Indiana begins to put together clues of who the culprit may be, and before long a mysterious man with yellow shoes becomes his #1 suspect.

  • The Institut du Radium, now known as the Curie Institute, is one of the leading medical research centers in the world, located in Paris as a non-profit foundation that specializes in research of biophysics, cell biology, and oncology, as well as the treatment of cancer.

  • Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who was a pioneer in regards to research on radioactivity.

  • She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the only woman to ever win the award twice, along with being the only person to achieve the honor for two different sciences (Physics and Chemistry).

  • Her husband Pierre Curie was a French physicist who collaborated and played an instrumental role in Marie’s work, and he as well received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903.

  • Marie and Pierre’s daughter Irène and son-in-law Frédéric Joliot-Curie also became physicists and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935, making that five Nobel Prize awards for the Curie family in total.

  • Marie Curie would also become the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed in the Panthéonin Paris under her own merits.


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