Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie

Profession: Physicist


Why Famous: Conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, chemical element radium and polonium in which she won The Nobel Prize in Physics, 1903.

Born: November 7, 1867
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1895-07-26 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

Historical Events in the Life of Marie Curie

  • 1898-12-21 French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
  • 1903-12-10 Nobel Prize for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie
  • 1911-12-31 Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

Quotes by Marie Curie

  • "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

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