Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

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Polish physicist Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, sharing it with her husband Pierre in 1903 for their work on radioactivity. After his death in 1906, she continued with her research and was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911 for contributions to that field.


Curie, Marie 1867-1934

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0749

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  • Nobel Prizes
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Women scientists
  • Physics
  • Radioactivity
  • Radium
  • Radioactivity--History
  • Radium--History


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