07 novembro 2014

November 7th 1867: Marie Curie bornOn this day in 1867, the...

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

Pierre and Marie Curie in the laboratory

Curie's 1911 Nobel Prize diploma

November 7th 1867: Marie Curie born

On this day in 1867, the famous Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie was born in Warsaw. She was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska and became Marie Curie after her marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie. She is best known for her work on radioactivity and her discovery of the elements polonium and radium. Marie Curie is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most-accomplished scientists of all time, becoming the first female recipient of a Nobel Prize and the first female professor at the University of Paris. She died in 1934 aged 66 but her legacy continues today, especially through the British organisation Marie Curie Cancer Care which looks after cancer patients.

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