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People of the Century
 

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- The world of science

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- Understand the structure of the atom

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- The radioactive substance

Maria's diary:
„All that I saw and learned that was new delighted me! It was like a new world opened to me - the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know."

Susan Quinn:
„I think that her Polish background was absolutely essential to her being able to do what she did. Her parents were … they were absolutely committed to the cause of Polish nationalism at the time of tremendous oppression under the Russian tsars. So, I think that she grew up with this kind of feistiness, feeling of resisting the status quo, resisting authority, which served her extremely well when she arrived in Paris, a place which was very much dominated, particularly the university, by the male authorities, where she was definitely in a minority."

Maria's diary:
„All my mind was centered on my studies. I divided my time between courses, experimental work and study in the library. In the evening, I worked in my room, sometimes very late into the night. All that I saw and learned that was new delighted me! It was like a new world opened to me - the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know"

„It began as a meeting of minds. They were introduced because Pierre had lab space and Maria Sklodowska, as she was then, was looking for lab space. But I think it quickly became a great love affair."




VOCABULARY

 

to delight – kënaqem jashtë mase
to permit - lejoj
background - sfond
essential – thelbësore
oppression - shtypje
tsar - car
feistiness – shpirt kundërshtimi
to resist – i bëj ballë diçkaje, nuk e pranoj
authority - autoritet
male - mashkullore
in a minority – në pakicë
studies - studime
study - studim
to divide - ndaj
lab space – hapësirën e laboratorit
love affair – marrëdhemie dashurie

EXPLANATIONS

 

to be committed – jam i përkushtuar
'they were absolutely committed to the cause of Polish nationalism' – ata i ishin kushtuar krejtësisht çështjes së nacionalizmit polak
'very late into the night'- shumë vonë, në orët e vona të natës
^^ Kthehu në krye Kthehu tek faqja kryesore >>