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Marie and Irène Curie at the Institute of Radium, 1919

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Marie and Irène Curie at the Institute of Radium, 1919

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Marie Curie (1867-1934) Polish-born French physicist, and her daughter Irène, with pupils from the American Expeditionary Corps at the Institute of Radium, Paris, in 1919. Curie said that these American officers, who became her students at the Radium Institute in the spring of 1919, also “studied with much zeal the practical exercises directed by my daughter.”

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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