Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, born November 7, 1867 in Warsaw (Poland) and died July 4, 1934 in Passy (Haute-Savoie), is a Polish physicist and chemist, naturalized French. Marie Curie and Pierre Curie – her husband – shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with Henri Becquerel for their research on radiation. In 1911, she won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work on polonium and radium. An exceptional scientist, she is the first woman to have received the Nobel Prize, and to date the only woman to have received two. She remains to this day the only person to have been awarded in two distinct scientific fields. She was also the first woman winner in 1903, along with her husband, of the Davy Medal for her work on radium.

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