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.
Marie Curie moved to Paris in 1891 to study at the Sorbonne, where she met her husband-to-be, Pierre Curie, who was a physics professor. The couple did much research together, and their work resulted in the discovery of polonium and radium. She and her husband shared a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 with Henri Becquerel, and she won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry herself in 1911 for her research on radioactivity.