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in 1867, Marie Curie was born. Curie became the first woman to win a , she is the only woman to win twice and the only person to have been awarded the prize in two different sciences.
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The Royal Society Nov 7
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She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and physicist Henri Becquerel for their work on radioactivity. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium.
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The Curie's research was crucial in the development of x-rays in surgery. During World War One Curie helped to equip ambulances with x-ray equipment, which she herself drove to the front lines.
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The Royal Society Nov 7
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During her extraordinary career, she was so revered that a female cancer hospital in north London asked to use her name for their facility, which later grew into the Marie Curie cancer charity, .
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She and her husband are also immortalised in the Curie (Ci) unit of radioactivity, in the periodic element curium (Cm), and as the asteroid 7000 Curie.
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Her scientific legacy continued with her eldest daughter, Irene, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935.
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‘Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.’ ~ Marie Curie. Learn more about her:
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Vanessa🌖🐇 Nov 7
Happy birthday 🎂 Maria Skłodowska Curie🥰
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Paula Rowińska Nov 7
Maria Skłodowska Curie (please don't forget about the first part of her last name) was the only Polish woman to get a Nobel Prize in science --- luckily she got two :) We're still so proud of her!
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Conciencia Nov 7
She is more than an extraordinary scientist. I am impressed by her gigantic work capacity and above all...her humanity that she constantly demonstrated (visit her museum in Warsaw). An example for anyone. Admiration and deep respect
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Kamissoko Sekou Nov 7
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