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Curie, Marie

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1934 AD
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French (Polish-born) chemist and physicist

 

with Pierre Curie, co-discovered elements polonium 1898, radium 1898

 

discovered radioactivity of thorium

 

1895 – Wife of Pierre Curie 

 

1906 – 1st woman to teach at the Sorbonne

 

1910 – with Andre Debierne, co-discovered pure metallic form of radium

 

1903 – Nobel Prize in Physics

 

1911 – Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

1934 – Died of leukemia due to longtime research exposure to radioactivity