Marie Curie, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize Twice in her life time

First Woman to be presented with two Nobel Prizes in her lifetime.

Marie Curie was presented with the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of radioactivity, shared with her husband Pierre Curie, and physicist Henri Becquerel. Then in 1911 Marie Curie was presented with Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It was also the first time in 1911 that a woman was a sole winner of Nobel Prize, and the first time a woman won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Quote: “in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element.”

Additional Information:

  • Marie Curie: Biographical
    Marie Curie, née Maria Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She received a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father.
  • Marie Curie: Facts
    Marie Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, to a family of teachers who believed strongly in education. She moved to Paris to continue her studies and there met Pierre Curie, who became both her husband and colleague in the field of radioactivity.
  • Marie Curie: Nobel Lecture
    Some 15 years ago the radiation of uranium was discovered by Henri Becquerel1, and two years later the study of this phenomenon was extended to other substances, first by me, and then by Pierre Curie and myself
  • Marie Curie: Nominations
    Nominated on 5 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Marie Curie: Banquet Speech
    Je remercie l’Académie des Sciences du très grand honneur qu’elle m’a fait. Je crois que cet honneur ne s’adresse point uniquement à moi. Pendant de longues années, Pierre Curie et moi avons consacré toutes nos journées aux travaux concernant nos découvertes communes du radium et du polonium.
  • Marie Curie: Nobel Diploma
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  • Marie Curie: Photo Gallery of
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  • Marie Curie – Wikipedia
    Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska [ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska], was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
  • Marie Curie – Physicist – Biography.com
    Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize.
  • BBC – History – Marie Curie
    Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. Together with her husband Pierre, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903, and she went on to win another in 1911.
  • Marie Curie – Biography, Facts and Pictures – Famous Scientists
    Marie Curie discovered two new chemical elements – radium and polonium. She carried out the first research into the treatment of tumors with radiation, and she was the founder of the Curie Institutes, which are important medical research centers.
  • Marie Curie: Facts & Biography – Live Science
    Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium.
  • About Marie Curie – University of Illinois – English Department
    The ashes of Marie Curie and her husband Pierre have now been laid to rest under the famous dome of the Panthéon, in Paris, alongside the author Victor Hugo, the politician Jean Jaurès and the Resistance fighter Jean Moulin.
  • Madame Curie’s Passion | History | Smithsonian
    The pioneering physicist’s dedication to science made it difficult for outsiders to understand her, but a century after her second Nobel prize, she gets a second look
Date:
      December 10th 1911
Name(s):
      Marie Curie
Occupation:
      Physicist and Chemist

Marie Curie

About:

Born:
      November 7, 1867, Warsaw, Poland
Died:
      July 4, 1934, Sancellemoz
Spouse:
      Pierre Curie

Quotes:

Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.

Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.


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