Marie Curie

Marie Curie (1867-1934)


Marie Skłodowska Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska was aPolish and naturalized-Frenchphysicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

She was thefirst woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.

She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéonin Paris.