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 Curie discovered the elements Radium and Polonium and became the first famous female scientist, leading the way for so many others. Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and another Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry, in 1911. Photo credit: Wikipedia
Marie Curie's experimental notebook - which after almost a hundred years, is still incredibly radioactive! All of her notes and books can only be handled safely using radiation gear and are stored in lead lined boxes.