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.
Marie Curie became the first well-known female physicist and chemist with her research on radioactivity. Her work would lead her to the discovery of two radioactive elements radium and polonium, an element name in honor of her country Poland.