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Marie Curie Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist. She did pioneering research in radiology and was the discoverer of several chemical elements. Marie Curie was the only person ever to win two Nobel prizes, one in physics and another in chemistry. Madame Marie Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, in 1867. She began her university education in 1891 at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She was the first woman to receive a doctorate in France, and she became the first female faculty member at the Sorbonne. Together with her husband, Pierre Curie, Madame Curie opened up the science of radiology. She discovered the elements radium and polonium. Her work changed scientists’ understanding of energy and matter, and she invented the term “radioactivity.” The high-energy
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Unformatted text preview: particles emitted by radioactive substances. Her work also promoted advances in medical research. She and her husband were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903. Marie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911. Despite her fame and many honors, Marie Curie’s interests were primarily in scientific accomplishment: “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”Marie Curie died in Paris in 1934 of leukemia. Tyler Liebnau...
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