Pierre et Marie Curie

Marie Curie and four of her students. (Photo taken between 1910 and 1915.) Source: Library of Congress Photographer unknown No known copyright restrictions

Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.

Marie Curie, inventor of the X Ray @1920

Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 for discovery of the radioactive elements polonium and radium

Tesla with one of his famous "wireless" lamps. Published on the cover of the Electrical Experimenter in 1919.

Amalie (Emmy) Noether (1882-1935) devised, among other theories, the mathematical principle called Noether's Theorem, described as 'essential,' 'beautiful,' and 'integral'; it became a foundation of Quantum Physics and her calculations helped Einstein formulate his general Theory of Relativity. A Jew, she was forced by the Nazis to flee to the U.S. and then for the first time had a full professorship and salary. She tragically died a only year later in 1935 during surgery to remove a tumor...

june 22,1633 – Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his heliocentric view of the Solar System by the Roman Inquisition, after which, as legend has it, he muttered under his breath, "And yet it moves".

This has always been one of my favorite photos: Grand Duchesses Anastasia sitting next to her Mother Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Marie sit on the floor.

Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898.

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Dr.Jane Cooke Wright, African American Cancer Research Living Legend and Pioneer. See more details about her life and work at: "Changing the Face of Medicine": http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_336.html

May 5,1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry

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 (1867-1934) Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology. 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. Her work with radiation is now part of the most sophisticated cancer-treatment protocols in the world.

Marie Curie in 1903

Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents.

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 ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."