Marie Curie By: Lily Hart Lyons

The Life of Marie Curie

  • She was born in 1867 and died in 1934
  • She was a Polish scientist who won a Nobel Prize in both Chemistry and Physics
  • She made ground breaking work in Radioactivity
  • During the First World War, Curie developed the practical use of X-Rays
  • She was the first female professor at the University of Paris and broke down many barriers for women in science.

Interesting Facts

  • She pursued studies in radioactivity
  • In 1898, this led to the discovery of two new elements. One of which she named polonium after her home country.
  • Using dumped uranium tailings from a nearby mine, very slowly, and with painstaking effort, they were able to extract a decigram of radium.
  • At the end of the First World War, she returned to the Institute of Radium in Paris.
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Lily HartLyons


Created with images by TracyElaine - "Pierre & Marie Curie" • Barbro Andersen - "Marie Curie (3)"

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