MARIE CURIE

Physicist, chemist, inventor

Radioactivity, Radium & Polonium | 1898

We all know the name, Marie Curie!

She, of course, discovered Radium and Polonium.

But did you know she was not only the first woman to win a Nobel prize in physics but the first to win it twice, with her win in Chemistry coming later on!

She developed mobile radiography units by outfitting cars with X-ray equipment and generators and took them to the battlefields of WW1.

By enlisting the support of a group of women, including her then 17-year-old daughter, together, they helped save up to a million soldiers.

Her daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie, won her own Nobel prize in 1935!

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