marie curie

Marie Curie; one of the most famous women of her time

Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-born French chemist and physicist who twice won the Nobel Prize and is best known for her investigations of radioactivity with her husband Pierre Curie. The Curies shared the Nobel Prize in physics with a colleague in 1903. Marie Curie was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Discovery From 1896 the Curies worked together on radioactivity, building on the results of German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen,…

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