Madame Curie's role in Nuclear
Maria was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. She received scientific training from her father, who was a secondary school teacher. she left Warsaw, to go to Paris and studied so she could obtained Licenciateships in physics and mathematical sciences in 1891. She was one of five women to earn this degree. She later met Pierre Curie, who was a professor in school for physics. Married him in 1895.
She later appeared at the American Museum of Natural History, where an exhibit commemorated her discovery of radium. Also the American Chemical Society, the New York mineralogical Club, cancer research facilities and the Bureau of Mines held events in her honor.
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