Who Was Marie Curie?

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Who Was Marie Curie?



A brilliant young girl who loved math and physics
The discoverer of radium
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize

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.

  • Age Level = 8 and up
  • Book Author = Megan Stine
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Penguin Workshop
  • Book Series = Who Was Series
  • Copyright = c2014
  • Grade Level = Elementary
  • Illustrator = Ted Hammond

Item Number: 26-101

Item ID: 29414

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