After a short illness in Maria Curie
Hospice on 18th December, aged 60 years, Ken, dearly beloved husband of Angela, much loved dad of Natalie and Samantha.
For Maria Curie the most cherished values were: firstly, professional work (particularly scientific work); secondly, social utility of work and science; and, finally, science and education.
If no one else could do that, Maria Curie x-rayed wounded people at the front by herself, arriving at field hospitals with a van containing radiology equipment.
In the analyzed value system the second most important position is occupied by utility, which is understood by Maria Curie as altruism, social usefulness, and contribution to the progress of society.
Maria Curie understands science not only as the object of her work and a means of social progress and--in this way--as a means of common profit.