Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris, Curie was beloved by her colleagues for her calm, singular focus, lack of pretense and professional drive.
Madame Marie Curie. The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman. Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history.
Marie Curie was faced with many adversities being a woman in a male dominated field, but even with this difficulty going against her she became the world’s most famous female scientist. Marie Curie never let anything slow her down as she followed her enthusiasm for science. Her aspirations were not limited to only obtaining knowledge of science, but applying it to reality. She had a passion for helping people during World War I, using radium and her portable x-ray machine to diagnose and redu...