Marie Curie

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie was born on November 7th , 1867, in Warsaw,Poland. Both of her parents were teachers; her father taught math and physics. Because her family was intent on preserving Poish traditions and customs Curie was shut out of several educational opportunity. Despite this she graduated at the top of her class at age 15. Both she and her sister drempt of continuing their education abroad, but were unabke to finace this. Curie worked as a tutor and governess for five years to help support her sister's college education, and in return was able to enroll at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1891.

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She found 2 radioactive elements, polium and radium and she named polium after her homeland poland and radium because of its radio activity.

If she haddent contributed to chemisty like she did, then we wouldnt be as medicaly advanced in the feild of radiation and X-ray.

Curie's field was so new that she was able to name it; radiation. Radium is used to treat cancer patients and is also used in self-luminous paints.

She had an element named after her. She was the first woman to win a nobel prize. Then the first to win a nobel prize in two different catagories

Marie Curie



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