Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.
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Have not read the book yet but would like to rate it for two reasons: 1 I LOVE the who is who was seies and 2 Marie Curie was an AMAZING woman. I will read it soon. I am asking for it my birthday.
She discovered radium and polonium.