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Updated: Jun 5, 2020

MARIE CURIE (1867-1934)

Born on: 7th Nov 1867. Died on: 8th July 1934.

Marie Curie and her husband Pierre were famous for their scientific work on Radioactivity. Madam Curie inspired by the work of the French physicist Henri Becquerel (Father of Natural Radioactivity). Due to her contributions to Physics and Chemistry, she got two Noble Prizes, one in Physics got along with her husband and the other one got alone in Chemistry for the discovery of POLONIUM. She is the first woman who got two Noble Prizes and the first woman who got Noble Prize in Physics as well as in Chemistry so far. Not only Madam Curie and Pierre, her daughter and son-in-law also got Noble Prizes. So the entire family was calling as Noble Family.


  1. Marie curie was the first person to use the term radioactive which is the famous word now in nuclear physics.

  2. Curie discovered a new element and named as Polonium, taken from Poland (Which was reflecting the patriotism of Curie, she belongs to Poland)

  3. She isolated two radioactive elements Polonium and Radium.

  4. She did more research to develop user-friendly radioactive elements to mankind in Medicine.

  5. Marie Curie did research on ferromagnetic materials and identified the effect of temperature on the magnetic susceptibility of ferromagnetic materials.

  6. She is the first woman to teach physics at Sorbonne University in Paris.

  7. Marie Curie got the first Noble Prize for physics in 1903 and for chemistry in 1911.

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