Marie Curie is credited for studying radioactive isotopes, discovering and naming two elements on the Periodic Table: polonium and radium. She is also given credit for developing the earliest x-ray machines. More »

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Marie Curie discovered radium by carefully isolating radioactive elements in a material called pitchblende, a natural ore that contains uranium and thorium. She began this study based on the work of another scientist, He... More »

Marie Curie became famous because of her achievements in the fields of chemistry and physics, which won her two Nobel Prizes. In 1903 she won the prize for her work in physics, and she won the award in 1911 for her work ... More »

Marie Curie discovered two new elements of the periodic table (polonium and radium) and conducted extensive research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Marie Curie was also involved in th... More »

Marie Curie's attended the University of Paris where she earned her master's degree in physics in 1893 and her doctorate 10 years later. Also referred to as the Sorbonne, Marie Curie also earned a second degree in the sa... More »

Pierre Curie was killed in an accident on April 19, 1906 in Paris. Curie was a French physicist who spent his career studying materials that are radioactive. More »

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Marie Curie discovered radium by carefully isolating radioactive elements in a material called pitchblende, a natural ore that contains uranium and thorium. She began this study based on the work of another scientist, He... More »