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Amy M. O'Quinn

Biography

Amy M. O'Quinn

Amy M. O’Quinn is a former teacher and a freelance writer who has contributed to many educational publications.

Amy M. O'Quinn

Books by Amy M. O'Quinn

by Amy M. O'Quinn - Children's 9-12, Nonfiction, Science

Demonstrating an uncanny ability to concentrate and persevere, Manya overcame the premature deaths of her mother and sister and the limitations and humiliations of living under a repressive Russian regime to excel in school and discover her passion for scientific research. She went on to become one of the world’s most famous scientists. Curie’s revolutionary discoveries over several decades created the field of atomic physics, and Curie herself coined the word radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to win in two different fields --- chemistry and physics.