Marie Curie

Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), was a Polish physicist and chemist,. She is famous for her research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first woman in history to be awarded a doctorate in Physics. In the world of scientific discovery and inventions dominated by men, this woman broke through and was awarded two Nobel Prizes. She shared her 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel. She was also awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Curie is also the only person in the world to have won Nobel prizes in multiple sciences. Curie died in 1934 in France, due to anemia inflicted by years of exposure to radiation.

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