Marie Curie – who developed the theory of radioactivity

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Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Marie Skłodowska Curie
  • Born: 7th November 1867
  • Died: 4th July 1934
  • Nationality: Polish (by birth) | French (by marriage)
  • Spouse: Pierre Curie ​(m. 1895 | died in 1906)
  • Occupation: Scientist
  • Education:
    • University of Paris (ESPC)
  • Known for:
    • Radioactivity
    • Polonium
    • Radium
  • Awards: 
    • Nobel Prize in Physics (1903)
    • Davy Medal (1903)
    • Matteucci Medal (1904)
    • Elliott Cresson Medal (1909)
    • Albert Medal (1910)
    • Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1911)
    • Willard Gibbs Award (1921)
    • Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1931)

Introduction

Marie Skłodowska Curie, born on 7th November 1867 was a French physicist and chemist who was involved in pioneering research on radioactivity. She is the only person who has won a Nobel prize in 2 sciences.

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