Maria Sklodowska-Curie, the only person to win two Science Nobel Prizes in different fields, was one of the most significant researchers of radiation and its effects. Until her granddaughter had them decontaminated, her notes were radioactive.
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same
time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”