Marie Curie

 

Polish-born scientist Marie Curie discovered that some elements give off energy called radiation. Her research led to new medical treatments and weapons. She received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and in Chemistry in 1911. She paved the way for women scientists. (1867—1934 )

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February 25, 2013
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