Marie Curie

By:Nishane Paranawitane

Marie Curie, born Marie Salomea Sklowdows was born on November 7,1867 in Poland. Marie was a polish and naturalized- French physicist and chemist who conducted pionering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel prize, the first person and only woman to win twice in multiple sciences, and 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 Pantheon in Paris. She studied at Warsaws clandestine Floating University and began her practical scientific training in Warsaw. In 1891, aged 24 she followed her older sister, Bronislawa to study In Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work. She shared the 1903 Noble Prize in Physics with her Husband, Pierre Curie and with physicist, Henri Becquerel. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.Marie Curies doctoral advisor was Gabriel Lippman.Marie Curie was known for Radioactivity, Polnium and Radium, her children are Irene Joliot Curie and Eve Curie.Matie Curie later on died July 4, 1934 at the age of 66.