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Marie Curie / Photo
Curie, Marie, nee Sklodowska chemist (Nobel Prize in 1911)
Warsaw 7.11.1867 – Sancellemoz
(Switzerland) 4.7.1934.
Portrait photo, undated.
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Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)
4 July 2034 - 100 years since her death

Marie Curie's pioneering research on radioactivity earned her two Nobel Prizes during her lifetime - the first in 1903, and the second in 1911. Together with her husband Pierre, she discovered two elements; polonium (names after Marie's native country of Poland) and radium. Marie Curie died on 4 July 1934 from leukaemia, thought to have been caused by her exposure to high-energy radiation during research.