Marie Curie
#191 Overall Influence

Marie Curie

Polish-French physicist and chemist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Marie Skłodowska Curie , born Maria Salomea Skłodowska , was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. She was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a 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.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
University of Paris
University of Paris

Former university

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Flying University

Underground educational enterprise that operated in Warsaw from 1885 to 1905

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Treatise on Radioactivity

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