Extraordinary Females Who Had The World’s “Firsts” In Sciences

Marie Curie Is A Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner

Marie Curie
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Marie Curie is one of the most famous female scientists, and for good reason. In 1903, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, which was awarded to her for her physics research on radiation.

Curie shared the prize with her husband who was a French physicist. In 1911, Curie won her second Nobel Prize and is credited with the discovery of radium and polonium. She’s the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes as well as the only person to have ever won the prize in two different fields.

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