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 Pr...
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...
Name at Birth:
November 7, 1867,
July 4, 1934
Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/; French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7
November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska [ˈ...
Marie Curie, née Maria Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867,
the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She received a general education ...
was the first female recipient of a Nobel Prize and the first individual to win it twice.
On her days off, she attended science classes held in secret for aspiring Polish scientists. The Radium Institute, which had been funded by the Pasteur Institute and ... More »
Explore the scientific mind of Marie Curie, two-time Nobel Prize winner whose
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The life of Marie Curie, from the AIP Center for History of Physics. Text by Naomi
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Marie Curie, for whom the charity Marie Curie is named, is remembered for her
discovery of radium and polonium and her contribution to the fight against ...
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