Marie Curie

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Marie Curie

Lasting Impact

Marie Curie was a woman of firsts. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win two of them, and the first of only two people to win a Nobel prize in two different fields (chemistry and physics, in her case). She coined the term "radioactivity," discovered two elements, and became the first female professor at the University of Paris.

Fun Facts

*November 7, 1867 - Marie Curie Was Born *November 1891- Curie started classes at the Sorbonne*1892-1894 She earned a degree in Physics and 2 years later won one in Matematics*July. 26, 1895- Marie met Pierre Curie, and got married. They soon had 2 children, Irène & Ève*1898- They discovered 2 new elements- Polonium and Radium*1903- The Curies and Henri Becquerel won the nobel prize in physics*1906- Became first female professor at the University of Paris*1911- Marie Curie won a second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry*July 4, 1934- Marie Curie died from Lukemia, a disese caused by her exposure to radium

During World War I Curie and her daughter Irène set up X-ray machines in cars. This allowed the machines to be moved easily to the battlefields, where they were used to find bullets lodged inside wounded soldiers. By the end of the war, she had taught 150 women to use the X-ray machines.The Russian government did not allow girls to go to universities in Poland. Curie dreamed of studying science at the Sorbonne, a famous school in Paris, France. To earn money to go to that school, she worked as a tutor and a governess for many years. A governess is a person who is in charge of raising and educating children

Many Say Marie Was The "First and Best Women Superhero" She proved she could do anything you set your mind to and never give up


Marie CurieNovember 7,1867-July 4,1934


By: Lily Morales

"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

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