A Scientist to inspire you: Marie Curie #physicalscience

  • marie curieShe was denied to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, she then enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics
  • First woman to win Noble prize in Physics
  • First person two win two Noble prizes: Physics and Chemistry
  • Discovered two chemical elements – Radium and Polonium and studied the x-rays they emitted
  • Contributed to our understanding of radioactivity and the effects of x-rays
  • Marie and Pierre Curie refused to file a patent for their applications, they instead opted to share their discoveries with the world

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