Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)
7. November 2022 - 155th birthday
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.