November 17, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Marie Curie

Last Updated on September 11, 2022

Mme Curie

Marie Curie was a brilliant and dedicated scientist who coined the term radioactivity. Her husband Pierre, also a scientist, was so excited about her research that he put his work on hold to help her make quicker progress on hers. In 1898 they discovered two new elements which they named polonium and radium. The Curies went won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics (shared with Henri Becquerel whose work they had built on) and Marie won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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  1. Chad Davis says

    The girl is RADical 🙂

  2. Not only did I finish some history homework, I was left completely astonished about her life! Just wow, she was a true go getter!

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