famous chemists

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
—  Marie Curie (November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

I need a first name for Ms. Mendeleiev to use in the story, so I was researching famous female chemists alive during the same time as Dmitri Mendeleev (the man who formulated Periodic Law and basically created the foundation of the modern periodic table) and ended up in an absolute rabbit hole of neato wiki pages.

In the end I picked Irène , after Irène Joliot-Curie the french scientist who, in 1935, was awarded the Noble Prize in chemistry for her discovery of artificial radioactivity. Both of her parents were physicists and chemists who also earned Nobel Prizes (making them the family with the most Nobel laureates ever)

So my Fanon name for  Ms. Mendeleiev is Irène Mendeleiev. I will use this until otherwise proven wrong.