Who Was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine

By Megan Stine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie used to be forbidden to wait the male-only collage of Warsaw, so she enrolled on the Sorbonne in Paris to review physics and arithmetic. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the 2 quickly married, forming probably the most well-known medical partnerships in heritage. jointly they found parts and received a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie gained one other Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July four, 1934, a sufferer of decades of publicity to poisonous radiation.

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