Marie Curie

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

.*Discovered Polonium (named after her home town) and Radium

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After her husband died, Curie was awared with an abundance of radium and the opportunity to travel to the United States to further her research.

*Attended Sorbonne University at the age of 24*1893 earned her masters degree in physics*Got the Polish Alexandrovich scholarship*Continued to go to school and got her masters degree in mathmatics

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Born: November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, PolandDied: July 4, 1934 of Leukemia

FACTS*Curie was ranked along with Albert Einstein in influence in the science field* She worked with her husband throught the research process

*Discovered Polonium (named after her home town) and Radium *The discovery of Radium launched the Atomic Age

*First woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics*Won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry(1911)*First person ever to win two Nobel Prizes

Pierre Curie

Discovered the medical use for x-rays during WWI (later named "Little Curies")

CitationsHaag, K. (2002). Curie, Marie (1867–1934). In A. Commire (Ed.), Women in World History (Vol. 4, pp. 255-261). Detroit: Yorkin Publications.Madame Curie. (2001). In D. M. Galens, J. Smith, & E. Thomason (Eds.), Nonfiction Classics for Students (Vol. 2, pp. 213-235). Detroit: Gale.


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