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In 1911, Curie was the only woman to attend a physics conference in Belgium.
n the middle of this trial Curie became the first person to win a second Nobel Prize. She pulled herself together and traveled to Sweden to accept the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium. The following month, she collapsed from depression and kidney problems. Many months passed before Curie was able to work again.

Curie finally returned to work in late 1912. She never remarried, devoting her life to the Radium Institute. By August 1914, the building was nearly completed. She expected its work to improve the human condition would begin immediately.
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