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Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) Born in Poland, she moved to France in 1891. She is the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (physics 1903). She received a second Nobel Prize in 1911, this time in chemistry. Marie and Pierre Curie isolated polonium and radium. She actively promoted the use of radium for medical purposes throughout her life.

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Pierre and Marie Curie physicists and chemists, discovery of radium 1903. Stamp from Monaco 1938

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10 Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions

Marie Curie, the only woman to have won two Nobel Prizes - one for physics and one for chemistry.

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Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."

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Marie Curie Was A Polish Physicist And Chemist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity And Twice A Winner Of The Nobel Prize

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Dec. 21, 1898: The Curies Discover Radium

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Wedding photo of Pierre and Marie Curie, 1895....Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who lived between 1867-1934. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered two new elements (radium and polonium, two radioactive elements that they extracted chemically from pitchblende ore) and studied the x-rays they emitted. She found that the harmful properties of x-rays were able to kill tumors. By the end of World War I, Marie Curie was probably the most famous woman in the world....

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What You Can Learn From Marie Curie, Winner of Two Nobel Prizes

Marie Curie: The winner of two Nobel Prizes for her research in radiation and for discovering radium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first woman to teach at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie teaches us that we can break down barriers.

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