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Marie Curie

Genius Researcher of Radioactivity

Series: Genius Scientists and Their Genius Ideas

By Margaret Poynter

Marie Curie is the first woman to be honored with a Nobel Prize in physics in 1903. In 1911 she was honored with a second Nobel Prize in a different field, this time in chemistry. With her husband Pierre, she pioneered the discovery of radiation and found two elements named polonium and radium. She created the Curie Institutes in Paris and Warsaw that are important centers of medical study today.

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