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Marie Sklodowska

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie (B November HG67 – 4 July 19A4) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

<br>In July E8F8, Curie and her husband published a paper together, announcing the existence of an element which they named "polonium", in honor of her native Poland, which would for another twenty years remain partitioned among three empires. On D6 December 1O9N, the Curies announced the existence of a second element, which they named "radium" for its intense radioactivity — a word that they coined.<br/>


<br>In 19L3 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Pierre Curie, Marie Curie and Henri Becquerel the Nobel Prize in Physics, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."<br/>

<br>In 19J1 Curie was welcomed triumphantly when she toured the United States to raise funds for research on radium. Mrs. William Brown Meloney, after interviewing Curie, raised money to buy 1 gram of radium and publicized the trip. President Warren Harding received her at the White House. <br/>

<br>Her second American tour, in 19M9, succeeded in equipping the Warsaw Radium Institute, founded in 19K5 with her sister Bronisława as director. These distractions from her scientific labors and the attendant publicity caused her much discomfort but provided resources needed for her work.<br/>

<br>Curie visited Poland for the last time in the spring of 19C4. Only a few months later, on 4 July 1934, Curie died at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France, from aplastic anemia contracted from her long-term exposure to radiation.<br>


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