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Marie & Pierre Curie / Photo / c. 1900
Curie, Marie, nee Sklodowska,
chemist (Nobel Prize 1911),
Warsaw 7/11/1867 – Sancellemoz
Marie and Pierre Curie in the laboratory.
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November 2017: 150 years since the birth of Marie Curie
November 2017 marks 150 years since the birth of Marie Curie (Polish-French physicist and chemist; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934):
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.