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Marie Curie

Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female 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 was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Floating University and began her practical scientific training in Warsaw. In 1891, aged 24, she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work. She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and with physicist Henri Becquerel. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (from wikipedia.org)

The Genius of Marie Curie - the Woman Who Lit Up the World

This film reveals the real Marie Curie, an extraordinary woman who fell in love three times, had to survive the pain of loss, and the public humiliation of a doomed love affair. It is a riveting portrait of a tenacious mother and scientist, who opened the door on a whole new realm of physics, which she discovered and named: radioactivity.


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Marie Curie - wikipedia
Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
Marie Curie and The Science of Radioactivity
The life of Marie Curie. Curie's contributions to the science of radioactivity and discovery of radium, and her life as a woman scientist and creator of the Radium Institute.
Madame Curie (1943 film)
This is a 1943 biographical film about Marie Curie’s life and the work she did with her husband Pierre Curie in the discovery of radium.
In the Footsteps of Marie Curie
Directed by Krzysztof Roguslki, this film traces the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, who was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
Chemistry: A Volatile History
A science documentary series presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, tracing the story of how the elements - the building blocks that make up our entire world - were discovered and mapped.
Atom: The Key to the Cosmos
Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how, in our quest to understand the tiny atom, we unravelled the mystery of how the universe was created.

e-Books
Madame Curie
Author: Eve Curie; translated by Vincent Sheean. Subject: Marie Curie. Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd., London. Language: English. Book contributor: BRAOU.
Radioactive Substances
Author: Marie Curie, 1867-1934. Subject: Radioactivity. Publisher: London : Chemical News Office. Book Contributor: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Discovery of Radium
Author: Marie Curie, 1867-1934. Subject: Radium. Book contributor: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Address by Madame M. Curie at Vassar College (May 14, 1921).