“Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie
Born Maria Sklodowska on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics and, with her later win in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. She contributed immensely to radioactive research. She also established portable xrays in ambulances to help save thousands of soldier’s lives during WWI. After the war, she used her celebrity status to raise funds for more radium and to establish a research institute in Warsaw.
Marie Curie died on July 4, 1934, of aplastic anemia, believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to radiation. She was known to carry test tubes of radium around in the pocket of her lab coat, and her many years working with radioactive materials took a toll on her health.
For her dedication and contributions to science she is known as the Mother of Modern Physics.
Point506- Where Knowledge Meets Fashion. A Houston-based indie clothing brand, Point506 combines popular science and maths into awesome designs printed on t-shirts that, unlike every other science-based t-shirt brand, will actually result in getting a 2nd date, 99.9% of the time. Statistically proven.
.506 was founded around early 2011 by Vincent Fink and Tina Lara, two graphic designers who worked at the same print shop. After honing their skills in t-shirt design and art for several years Vincent and Tina joined together to combine their efforts and create something truly unique. Tina saw Vincent’s love for science and suggested they take this new brand in that direction. He would create the art and she would help with concepts and distribution of the final products. Since then, they have continued to put their heads together to expand on their line with famous scientists, experiments, geometry, and mind-bending illustrations. All drawings are done by the hand of Vincent. They are now setting out to expand the brand beyond it’s usual sphere of influence.