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Marie Curie Facts

Marie Curie is known as the "Mother of Modern Physics" in some circles.

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel prize.

She was so fonded of her native country that she named her first discovered element “Polonium” after Poland.

In 1903, Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Albert Einstein and Marie Curie were good friends.

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Marie Curie is still the only person to win two Nobel prizes in two different fields of science.

Marie Curie’s husband and their daughter were also Nobel laureates.


She was the first woman in France to earn a doctorate.

Marie Curie won the chemistry Nobel Prize solo in 1911 for the discovery of Polonium and Radium.

‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less’ – Marie Curie.

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