Marie Curie

Marie Curie

(1867-1934) Polish-French Marie Curie was a true pioneer, not only in her work as a physicist and chemist, but also for paving the way for women scientists: in a 2009 poll carried out by New Scientist, she was voted the "most inspirational woman in science". Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize; the first person and only woman to win twice; the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences; the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris; and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

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