A Polish-born physicist and chemist, Maria became one of the most famous scientists of her time. In 1903 she was awarded the Nobel Prize, and went on to win another just eight years later.
Although Warsaw has done more than most to commemorate Poland’s greatest women, with only one statue in Poznań and a scattering of others across the country, Webber finds women often railroaded to become little more than composite representations of ideals or movements. With additional research by Lidia Ławecka.
Put on the market in 2021 for €790,000, the picturesque mansion in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse 35 km from Paris, will now be renovated and turned into a base for the House of Sisterhood aimed at uniting Ukrainian and Polish women in their efforts to help women and children fleeing war.
On Saturday Stockholm inaugurated its annual Nobel Week with an illumination in tribute to Polish chemist and two-time Nobelist Maria Skłodowska-Curie on the city's main Vaesterbron Bridge.
Opened on 19 November, 1901, the Hotel Bristol has become a place where modernity and heritage meet. TFN’s Alex Webber looks back at its glitzy history.
The set called Maria S.C. by Magda Jurek, who works under the name Pani Jurek, consist of either one or two rings of test tubes, depending on the model chosen, which are mounted in plywood bands.
A Polish music concert at Carnegie Hall and the unveiling of a relief depicting an icon of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at the Polish Slavic Center dominated Sunday celebrations in New York of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on their independence centenaries on Sunday. Separately, the European Council highlighted Poland's achievements.