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Marie Sklodowska Curie


Marie Sklodowska Curie
Marie Sklodowska Curie

For the discovery of polonium and radium in 1898, Madame Curie and her husband Pierre shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with Henri Becquerel. She was awarded a second Nobel Prize (in Chemistry) in 1911 for her work on radioactivity (a term she coined) and for the isolation of radium metal. She was the first woman appointed to a professorship at the Sorbonne, and the first scientist to win two Nobel Prizes.

Sponsor: J. Throck Watson

Location in chemistry building:

First Floor; Room 136 South Wall; Sequence 4


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