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 »

Though she was a native of Poland, Marie Curie, born Maria Sklodowska, did much of her groundbreaking work in the laboratory at the Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry in Paris, France. She also did 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 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 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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The element curium is named after both Pierre and Marie Curie. The Curies discovered the elements polonium and radium; Marie was awarded the Nobel Prize for these discoveries in 1903. Curium was named in honor of their c... More »