Marie Curie changed the world by advancing science and the study of radiation and by creating a place for women in the scientific community. She is often viewed as the mother of modern physics, and she was also the first woman in Europe to receive a PhD in research science.
Marie Curie was a woman of many firsts. In 1903, she won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics along with her husband Pierre and physicist Henri Becquerel. In 1911, she won the Peace Prize again, but this time in physics, which made her the first woman to win the prize in two separate fields.