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Marie Curie

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Warsaw, Poland

Marie Curie

November 7th, 1867 to July 4th, 1934

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About ...

Marie Curie was a Polish-French physicist. She is famous for her work on radioactivity and for winning the Nobel Prize two times.

In 1898, she discovered a new radioactive element and named it polonium, after her native country of Poland. In 1903, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics and won another Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, in 1911.

Special Facts ...

  • She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 & again in Chemistry in 1911
  • She studied physics and mathematics


Famous Quote:

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

-Marie Curie