Physicist Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland) on May 13, 1906, she was appointed to the faculty of a French university to fill the professorship that had formerly been held by her husband Pierre, who had been killed in a traffic accident.
May 13, 1906
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Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/; 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, Scientist, Scientist – Biography.com
Scientist Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win the award in two different fields — physics and chemistry..
- 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.
- 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: 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. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, and she received another one, for Chemistry, in 1911.
- 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…