The Georgian Dame

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is an English Novelist who has authored many famous novels including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. She is considered one of the early feminist writers of the eighteenth century. Her robust female protagonists are still widely discussed among literary experts and undergraduate students.

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.

Hemingway’s women

Ernest and Mary Hemingway on safari in Africa, 1953-1954

As courageous as Hemingway’s male protagonists were portrayed to be, his female characters were quite the opposite. He was an ardent male chauvinist writer. Most of his stories revolved around the themes of men being victimized or being at the mercy of female protagonists. A peek into his personal life would explain the same.

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.

Papa Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway writing at campsite in Kenya

Ernest Miller Hemingway, the American novelist and Noble Prize winner is one of the most widely read American writers. An extraordinary hunter and adventurer, he often addressed himself as Papa Hemingway for his alpha writing skills.

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.

The Man of Steel

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, also known as the merciless ruler of the Soviet Union, commanded the Red Army that destroyed despicable Nazi Germany during World War II. His terrorizing insurgence after he became the Soviet Dictator is still one of the most dreadful and discussed topics in history.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas, "Doctor Angelicus", with saints and angels, Andrea di Bonaiuto, 1366. Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, fresco

Saint Thomas Aquinas (San Tommaso d’Aquino) was one of the most prolific theologians of all time. He is considered one of the pioneers of the philosophy of the Catholic Church and hence was hugely influential in both religious and political life.