Marie Curie

Title

Marie Curie

Subject

Science

Description

First female scientist to win a Nobel Prize

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1867

Birthplace

Warsaw, Poland

Death Date

1934

Occupation

Scientist

Biographical Text

Curie was a Polish chemist and physicist who began her work in the sciences at a young age. She left Warsaw to pursue her degree at the Sorbonne, because women were not allowed to study at the University of Warsaw. Curie gained a graduate degree at a time when many women were banned from academic study. She is famous for her work with radium. She is not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but the only woman to win in two fields. Her work revolutionized scientific research.

Bibliography

Curie, Eve. Madame Curie: a Biography. (Da Capo Press, 2001).

Pasachoff, Naomi. Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity. (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Some of her writings

 

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Date Added
June 12, 2014
Collection
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Marie Curie,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 15, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/39.