November 07

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Marie Curie's Birthday

The legendary scientist Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie was born on November 7, 1867. Her work as a physicist and chemist led to the discovery of polonium and radium and expanded the knowledge base of spontaneous radioactivity. She was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize and also the first person to receive the honor twice. 

Learn more about her work and radioactivity with this series of high school lessons:

Read more about Madame Curie and other Nobel Prize winners at nobelprize.org.

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