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. Continue reading
Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. Continue reading
First Woman to be presented with two Nobel Prizes in her lifetime.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Jr. was a Dutch physical chemist. Continue reading
John Bennet Lawes, an English Agronomist and founder of the artificial fertilizer industry, built the first agricultural research station on his Estate at Rothamsted, England. Continue reading
Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, chemist and Director of the chemical laboratory at the German Academy of Sciences, Berlin (1754- 1760). Continue reading