Why is a Google Doodle honoring the Romanian physicist today, on her 140th birthday

He made new discoveries in the field of artificial radiation without gaining recognition.

Today, Google celebrates the 140th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of the Roman physicist Thefania Marazinean with a memorial doodle.

The simple design is a tribute to the work of the scientist on the chemical element polonium, discovered by Marie Curie. It came a day after a search engine praised another woman, Amanda Aldridge, a British composer, writer and singer, with another idiot.

Who is Tefania Marasini? Stefania Marechinyanu was born in Bucharest on June 18, 1882, and entered her hometown university in 1907.

Three years later he graduated with a degree in physics and chemistry and became a teacher. After working all over Romania in 1915, Maracinano was admitted to Bucharest Women’s High School, where he studied as a child.

In 1919 he took an absorption course under Marie Curie and continued his studies in radiology, teaching. With this famous physicist, he did further research at the Radium Institute and in 1924 received his doctorate there.

Maracinean’s research focused on the half-life of polonium, which Corey discovered in 1898. He noted that the half-life of an element appeared to depend on the type of metal on which it was placed, and believed that radioactive isotopes could be formed from atoms after exposure to alpha rays from polonium.

This discovery is the first example of artificial radiation that finally won the Nobel Prize in 1935, Irene Juliet Curry (daughter of Mary) and her husband Frederick. Although Dr. Marazinea’s dissertation states that he made this discovery ten years ago, his work has not been recognized by Juliet Corey.

He was officially recognized by the Romanian Academy of Sciences in 1936, but his role was ignored by the wider international scientific community. What else did Tefania Marazinano do?
After four years at the Astronomical Observatory on the outskirts of Paris, Marasinan returned to Romania in 1929 to open the country’s first radiological laboratory. He studied the relationship between artificial rain and earthquakes and precipitation. Marechinyanu was the first scientist to discover that the radiation in the center before the earthquake had increased significantly. In 1937, the physicist became director of research at the Romanian Academy of Sciences, and in 1941 – lecturer. He retired in 1942 and died on August 15, 1944 in Bucharest at the age of 62.