Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Romanian Physicist Ștefania Mărăcineanu

COVID 19 Updates Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Romanian Physicist Ștefania Mărăcineanu

Google Doodle on Saturday, 18 June 2022, is celebrating the 140th birth anniversary of Romanian physicist Ștefania Mărăcineanu. To celebrate her birthday, the search engine giant has shared a doodle of her on its search page. It involves her working in a lab on Polonium, an element discovered by physicist Marie Curie.

Who was Ștefania Mărăcineanu?

Ștefania Mărăcineanu was born on 18 June 1882 in Bucharest, Romania. She bagged a degree physical and chemical science in 1910, which was followed by the beginning of her career at the Central School for Girls in Bucharest.

According to the Google Doodle blog, during her stint there, the Romanian Ministry of Science offered her a scholarship and she decided to join the Radium Institute in Paris for her graduate research. She researched on polonium for her PhD thesis.

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