Marie Curie has a number of ‘firsts’ and ‘only’ to her credit – she was the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, the first female professor at the University of Paris, the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Pantheon in Paris, the only woman to win Nobel Prize in two fields and the only woman to win in multiple sciences. A celebrated physicist and chemist, Marie Curie gave her life to research and discovery, her large repertoire of work standing as a testimony of the same. She made significant breakthroughs in her life which have been inspirational for scientists till date. It was through her discoveries that the orthodox notion amongst scientists was broken as they were exposed to new line of thought on matter and energy. Curie is responsible for not just theorising the concept of radioactivity but coining the term as well. Furthermore, it was through her relentless dedication and hard work that elements polonium and radium, that we know today, were discovered. She even worked on the technique for isolating radioactive isotopes in her lifetime. In addition to her work in the field of science, Curie contributed heavily during World War I as well, establishing the first ever military field radiological centres. To know in details about her life and profile, scroll further.
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