What Did Marie Curie Accomplish?

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Marie Curie has a long list of accomplishments that include the discovery of radium and polonium. She was the first person to use the word radioactivity and her brilliant work was a key factor in the discovery of how to quantitatively measure radioactivity and what its effects are on living cells.
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Marie Curie
A towering figure in the history of chemistry and physics, Marie Curie is most famous for the discovery of the elements polonium and radium. Prohibited from higher education in her native Poland (then controlled by Russia), she moved to Paris in 1891 and... More »
Name at Birth: Maria Sklodowska
Born: November 7, 1867, Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1934
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