Marie Curie

By Jacie Will

The Famous Scientist Marie Curie

Marie Curie is most famous for the discovery of the elements, polnium and radium. Marie and her husband, Pierrce Currie, worked on radiation experiments with uranium. She came up with the word radioactivity to describe uranic rays. She did the first research in treatment of tumors with radiation.

Marie Curie Lived...

Maria Salomea Sklodwska was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Marie's parents encouraged her interest in science. She was not able to get higher education in Poland (not allowed to go to college). She moved to Paris in 1891 and studied at Sorbonne.

Marie Curie Studies....

Marie Curie was a physicists and a chemist. She won the Nobel Prize twice. In 1903, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics along with her husband.In 1911, she was awarded a second Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice and the only person to win twice in multiple sciences. They used their prize money to continue their research.

People Felt...

Marie Curie had international fame. Other famous scientists (Albert Einstein and Max Planck) joined her to attend the first Solvay Congress in Physics. They gathered to discuss the many groundbreaking discoveries in their field.


In 1911, Marie experienced negative fame. After her husband's death, her relationship with her husband's former student, Paul Langevin, became public. She was known in the press for breaking up Langevin's marriage.