Marie Curie

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Marie Curie

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Marie Curie was born Maria Sklodowska, on November 7, 1867 in Poland. As a child, Maria (Marie) was fascinated by science and physics. Marie studied at Sorbonne University in Paris, where she earned her master's degree in Physics in 1893. Marie met her husband by chance in 1894. While searching for a lab to work at, she was introduced to her new lab partner, Pierre Curie. Marie and her husband would go on to discover polonium and radium, two highly radioactive materials. They both won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903.

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1867 - Marie Curie was born in Poland1893 - Earned her Masters Degree in physics 1895 - Marie married Pierre Curie 1897 - Marie had a daughter named Irene 1898 - Marie and Pierre discovered radium and polonium1903 - Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, won the Noble Prize in physics1904 - Marie had a daughter named Eve1906 - Pierre Curie dies1911- Marie Curie wins second Noble Prize1914-1918 - Marie Curie made the portable Xray to help in the first World War1935-Marie Curie dies in France

Marie Curie's most important accomplishment was the discovery of the Xray. This discovery lead to the portable Xray machine that was first used in World War I. Portable xrays are still used today and save many millions of lives a year!

~First woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize~Only woman buried in the Pantheon in France~In France, there is a University of Pierre and Marie Curie

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