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.Learn More
Austrian-born Erwin Schrödinger made a great number of contributions to science during his lifetime, including wave mechanics theory. These discoveries and concepts about wave mechanics have been vital in modern understandings of subatomic particles and the movement and behavior of light. He also made pioneering advancements in the fields of genetic study and quantum physics.Full Answer >
Marie Curie discovered two new elements of the periodic table (polonium and radium) and conducted extensive research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Marie Curie was also involved in the development of X-ray machines.Full Answer >
Marie Curie studied at Sorbonne in Paris, France. Sorbonne was the original home of the University of Paris or what is known today as the Sorbonne University. The modern day Sorbonne University combines eight different schools including the Paris-Sorbonne University and the Pierre et Marie Curie University.Full Answer >
Though she was a native of Poland, Marie Curie, born Maria Sklodowska, did much of her groundbreaking work in the laboratory at the Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry in Paris, France. She also did work at the Sorbonne and the University of Paris.Full Answer >