Polish Girlhood (1867-1891)
A Student in Paris (1891-1897)
Research Breakthroughs (1897-1904)
Recognition and Disappointment (1903-1905)
Tragedy and Adjustment (1906-1910)
Scandal and Recovery (1910-1913)
War Duty (1914-1919)
The Radium Institute (1919-1934)
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Marie CurieMARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE opened up the science of radioactivity. She is best known as the discoverer of the radioactive elements polonium and radium and as the first person to win two Nobel prizes. For scientists and the public, her radium was a key to a basic change in our understanding of matter and energy. Her work not only influenced the development of fundamental science but also ushered in a new era in medical research and treatment.

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Material on this site is copyright 2000 - American Institute of Physics and Naomi Pasachoff and is based on the book Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity by Naomi Pasachoff, Oxford University Press, copyright 1996 by Naomi Pasachoff.

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