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Maria Skłodowska arrives in Paris, 1891

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Maria Skłodowska arrives in Paris, 1891

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At 24 years old, Maria Sklodowska -- later Marie Curie -- arrived in Paris, where she became a student at the Sorbonne.

Marie Curie (1867–1934), Polish-born French physicist, famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. With Henri Becquerel and her husband, Pierre Curie, she was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. She was the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she is the only woman to win the award in two different fields.

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1900 - 1940
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