Visual Stories from Science and Beyond

Discovery, Death and Immortality 

Fine Arts
70 X 100 cms | Acrylic on Canvas 

Discovery, Death and Immortality

The thrill of discovery grips the mind of the ever-curious scientist. But unknown dangers can often accompany the investigation of the unknown. Marie Salomea Skłodowska–Curie discovered radium and polonium; much of her work has contributed to cancer treatments. Her work that led to radiation exposure over the years was not only the cause of her death by aplastic anaemia but, paradoxically, her immortality as a scientist. Her spirit as an investigator can best be illustrated in her own words:

“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.”