Marie Curie is a lady synonymous with the area of science and in particular cancer research. An astounding and truly inspiring lady, she would be due to turn 147 this November. Born in Poland into an unassuming family, Marie Curie was determined to have a career defined by research even at an early stage. For …
Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne). She discovered two elements, polonium and radium.
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Marie Curie Quotes: Marie Curie in Nobel Prize portrait, 1903
Pierre and Marie Curie in the laboratory. Marie Curie (1867 Poland-1934) Physicist, chemist. First woman to win a Nobel Prize, to become a professor at the University of Paris, to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. Achievements: theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. First studies into the treatment of neoplasms. Curie Institutes. First military radiological canters, World War I (Wikipedia)