Who Was Marie Curie? (Who | What | Where Series)

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By: Megan Stine  |  Illustrator: Ted Hammond  | Age: 8-12 Years  |  English  |  Page: 112  |  Paperback  |  13.7 x 19.4 cm |  Who/ What/ Where series


Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.

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