A radioactive family

Frédéric Joliot (1900-1958) and Iréne Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) had been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935. Photograph 1940s.

Madame Marie Curie and Pierre Curie created history with their exceptional hard work and phenomenal discoveries in the field of physics. She became the first-ever woman to be ever awarded a Nobel prize. Irène Joliot-Curie, her daughter and her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, were applauded for the discovery of artificially created radioactive atoms.

Mother of Modern Physics

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales" – Marie Curie

Marie Curie is considered one of the most brilliant woman scientists in the 20th Century. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize in Physics. Her combined efforts with Pierre Curie in the field of radioactivity lead to the discovery of polonium and radium. Marie Curie’s insatiable soul is also accredited with the discovery of radioactive treatments for cancer.

Architect of the Nuclear Age

“Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge.” – Enrico Fermi

Along with Galileo, Volta, and Marconi, Enrico Fermi is one of the few Italians who have a place of honor among science geniuses. A personality that circumstances have made complex – Fermi lived during the Second World War turmoil.

The Manhattan Project

Mushroom cloud seconds after detonation of "the gadget."

The Manhattan Project was the outcome of a strategy that America employed in pursuit of a powerful nuclear weapon against the rumored one of the Nazi Government. Led by Enrico Fermi, it was a success–the atomic bomb was invented that would change the course of history.