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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) (cropped)

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Description: Polish physicist Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, sharing it with her husband Pierre in 1903 for their work on radioactivity. After his death in 1906, she continued with her research and was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1911 for contributions to that field.
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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Collection: Science Service Records, 1902-1965 (Record Unit 7091) - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

Accession number: SIA2008-0749

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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