Marie Sklodowska Curie

Sponsor: J. Throck Watson

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.

Location in chemistry building:

First Floor; Room 136 South Wall; Sequence 4


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