Women’s History Month Spotlight: Marie Curie

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All throughout March, we’re highlighting the accomplishments of women who made an impact on the world in celebration of Women’s History Month!

Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie was a pioneer in the research of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (along with her husband) for her work in Physics in 1903. She successfully discovered and isolated two new elements, radium and polonium.

Her continuing research in the properties of radioactivity throughout her career led her to become the first person to receive a second Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911.

Here’s a memorable quote from Marie Curie:

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Click here to see more Women’s History Month spotlights.

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