Happy Birthday to Marie Curie!

Marie Curie was a French-Polish physicist and chemist whose work had a great impact on science and society as a whole.


Marie Curie, a French-Polish physicist and chemist, was born on November 7th, 1867. Curie was a woman of firsts. She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, the first person to win the Nobel Prize twice, in two different scientific fields and the first female professor at the University of Paris. In 1903, she shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with her husband for their study of spontaneous radiation. In 1911, she received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements, polonium and radium. Curie's work challenged established ideas in the fields of Chemistry and Physics. Curie founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and Warsaw, which remain major centres of scientific research to this day.


You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
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