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Marie Curie                                                                                                                                                     More

From left to right: Pierre Curie (Nobel Prize in Physics Marie Skłodowska-Curie -Polish scientist (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 and Chemistry Irène Curie (Nobel Prize in Chemistry Dr Curie (Pierre Curie's father).

Marie Curie 1867 – 1934. Winner of two Nobel Prizes (in Chemistry AND Physics) Curie also discovered the radioactive elements polonium and radium and was, in general, a scientific powerhouse. Favorite Lumosity game: Penguin Pursuit

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 Henri Becquerel, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie

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."

Marie Curie – 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.

Even renowned chemists will leave the lab behind for a romantic honeymoon. Pierre and Marie Curie met at the Sorbonne in Paris, and they achieved fame in the science world for their studies of radioactivity, which later earned them a Nobel Prize. When Pierre was killed in 1906, Marie was appointed to his position at the Sorbonne, where he had been a professor of physics.    Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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On 26 December, 1898, Marie Skłodowska Curie and Pierre Curie announced to the French l'Academie des Sciences that they had discovered the element radium... because science never sleeps, not even for Boxing Day.

On 26 December, 1898, Marie Skłodowska Curie and Pierre Curie announced to the French l'Academie des Sciences that they had discovered the element radium... because science never sleeps, not even for Boxing Day.

Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898.

Dec. 21, 1898: The Curies Discover Radium

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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Marie Curie - Polish Physicist and Chemist Famous for Work on Radioactivity; Twice a Winner of The Nobel Prize - plus many more women making a difference

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie November 1867 – 4 July was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel physics and chemistry.

Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris, Curie was beloved by her colleagues for her calm, singular focus, lack of pretense and professional drive. Her work with…

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Marie Curie Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls.

Pierre Curie (15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. He was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work "in recognition of the extraordinary services he rendered by his researches on the radiation phenomena."

Pierre Curie 15 May 1859 – 19 April was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Nobelprijswinnaar Marie Curie / Nobel price winner Marie Curie

Marie Curie - She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne).

The First Issue of Le Radium (1904) - the first scientific journal devoted to radioactivity and related subjects.  Cover features the three codiscoverors of the element radium: Gustave Bemont, Pierre Curie and Marie Curie.

The First Issue of Le Radium - the first scientific journal devoted to radioactivity and related subjects. Cover features the three codiscoverors of the element radium: Gustave Bemont, Pierre Curie and Marie Curie.