Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) Born in Poland, she moved to France in 1891. She is the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (physics 1903). She received a second Nobel Prize in 1911, this time in chemistry. Marie and Pierre Curie isolated polonium and radium. She actively promoted the use of radium for medical purposes throughout her life.
Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 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."
Marie Curie (1867-1934) a Polish physicist & mathematician. She got her degrees (in record time & finishing top inner class) despite struggling with French. He work in Chemistry (with husband Pierre) resulted in 2 new elements & the Nobel Prize amongst many others. After his death, she raised their children & continued to work discovering more new elements and winning a 2nd Nobel Prize. It was from their work on Radon (which shared instead of patenting) the science of radioactivity was born.
From left to right: Pierre Curie (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903); Marie Curie (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 and Chemistry 1911); Irène Curie (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935); Dr Curie (Pierre Curie's father).
Irène Joliot-Curie (12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Jointly with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date. #scienceinfo #womeninscience