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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie tops 'women who changed the world' list

August 09,2018 21:25

Scientist Marie Curie is seen as the woman who has had the most significant impact on world history, according to a new poll conducted by the BBC. The Polish-born French physicist and chemist, who's renowned for discovering polonium and radium with her ...

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Marie Sklodowka Curie (1867 - 1934) in her laboratory. She shared a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with her husband Pierre for their work in radioactivity. In 1911 she became one of the few people to be awarded a second Nobel Prize, this time in chemisty for her discovery of poloium and radium.

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