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    Marie Curie - 1st female professor at Paris U, winner of two Nobel prizes - which she donated, discovery of two elements as well as radioactivity

    Rosa Parks - first lady of civil rights

    Marie Curie, Polish Nobel-Prize Winning Physicist and Chemist

    Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women"

    Galileo -- introduced the idea of making measurements or experiments to understand how things happen. Introduced philosophical observations to scientific ideas. circa 1600

    Man's inhumanity to Man. Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

    Maria Skłodowska - Curie - Scientist

    Marie Curie, ( Maria Sklodowska) was born in Warsaw on 11/ 7/ 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She met Pierre Curie, Prof. in the School of Physics in 1894 & married 1895. She gained her Doctor of Science degree in 1903, & following the tragic death of Pierre in 1906, she took over as Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences, the 1st woman to hold this position. She was appointed Director of the Curie Laboratory in the Radium Institute of the University of Paris.

    Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer).

    Irena Sendlerowa honored again by Poland, at age 97

    Marie Curie

    Princess Elizabeth, soon-to-be Queen Elizabeth II. 1942

    Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for the discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date. She died of leukemia from accumulated radiation exposure.

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934) 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.

    Madame Marie Skłodowska-Curie 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.

    Marie Curie c.1905

    Marie-Curie.Nobel 1903 &1911

    Lise Meitner, 1878 -1968, an Austrian Jew, physicist who worked on radioactivity & nuclear physics. Part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel. Mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women's scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee. A 1997 Physics Today study said: "a rare instance in which personal negative opinions apparently led to the exclusion of a deserving scientist" from the Nobel.

    Scientists in Love: 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. Even today, the Curies provide inspiration for popular culture and textbook discussions of science. This photograph was circulated during the 1960s as publicity for an educational television program about the discovery of radium.

    Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of wireless telegraphy and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a 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.