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    Maria Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for two separate categories. Research into radioactivity (Physics 1903) (Chemistry1911). She also helped develop the first X ray machines.



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      "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less." Marie Curie (1867-1934) #mariecurie

    • Alicia Fanz

      Marie Sklodowska Curie Marie Curie is considered the most famous of all women scientists. She was the only woman ever to win two Nobel Prizes. Prohibited from higher education in her native Poland (then controlled by Russia), she moved to Paris in 1891 and studied at the Sorbonne. In 1903 her discovery of radioactivity earned her the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911, she won it for chemistry.

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      Marie Curie (1867-1934) Chemist and physicist, the only person to receive Nobel Prizes in two different sciences: Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911). She was the first woman professor at the University of Paris and is credited with the creation of the theory of radioactivity and the discovery of polonium and radium.

    • Kryss Maddock

      Marie Curie, née Sklodowska — Physics 1903, Chemistry 1911 Marie Curie, née Sklodowska (1867-1934) became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize when she was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics along with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel "for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure."

    • Sara Pil

      Marie Curie 1867-1934 - Marie Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories. Her first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her second Nobel prize was for Chemistry in 1911. A few years later she also helped develop the first X ray machines.

    • MK Nelson

      "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie - 1867 – 1934 - Polish physicist and chemist with pioneering research on radioactivity and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, along with the only person to win in multiple sciences.

    • SmartSanta ;D Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 Nov 1867 – 4 Jul 1934) is the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first woman to become a 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.

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