Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 – 1934) - A Polish naturalized-French physicist and chemist - Her research on radioactivity was decisive. Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911 – The first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.


Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 - 1934) - Physicienne et chimiste polonaise naturalisée française - Ses recherches sur la radioactivité ont été décisives. Prix Nobel de physique en 1903 - Prix Nobel de chimie en 1911 - Première femme à devenir professeur à l'Université de Paris.

Macchu Pichu

Macchu Pichu

Machu Picchu - A15th-century Inca citadel, in Peru – Brought to international attention byHiram Bingham in 1911 - UNESCO World Heritage Site 1983 - “Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.”


Machu Picchu - Citadelle Inca du 15ème siècle, au Pérou - Hiram Bingham attira l'attention du monde entier sur son existence en 1911 - Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO 1983. À 2 430 m d'altitude, dans un site montagneux d'une extraordinaire beauté, au milieu d'une forêt tropicale, Machu Picchu a probablement été la création urbaine la plus stupéfiante de l'Empire inca à son apogée : murailles, terrasses et rampes gigantesques sculptent les escarpements rocheux dont elles paraissent le prolongement. Le cadre naturel, sur le versant oriental des Andes, fait partie du bassin supérieur de l'Amazone, riche d'une flore et d'une faune très variées.

Hertzsprung–Russell diagram

Hertzsprung–Russell diagram

Hertzsprung–Russell diagram (or H–R diagram or HRD) – A scientific representation showing a plot of stars, classifying star's luminosity (brightness) against its temperature (color) – It was established circa 1911-1913 by two astronomers, the Danish Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873-1967) and the American Henry Norris Russell (1877-1957).


Diagramme de Hertzsprung-Russell (ou diagramme H-R) - Graphique représentant la luminosité d'un ensemble d'étoiles en fonction de leur température effective - Il a été créé vers 1911-1913 par deux astronomes, le danois Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873-1967) et l'américain Henry Norris Russell (1877-1957).

Canberra selected to be Australia’s Capital City

“Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, is Australia’s capital city. After Federation in 1901, a site for the capital was sought, and Canberra was selected. The Australian Capital Territory was declared on 1 January 1911 and an international competition was held to design the new capital city of Australia. The competition was won by a submission from American architect Walter Burley Griffin with drawings drafted by Marion Mahony Griffin.” (source: canberra.com.au)

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