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Curie, Marie

[ (kyoor-ee, kyoo-ree) ]
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A French chemist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, born in Poland. With her husband, Pierre Curie, she discovered the element radium.

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Marie Curie was the first major female scientist of modern times.

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Marie Curie was the only person ever to win the Nobel Prize in two different sciences (physics and chemistry).
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