Marie Curie 1867 - 1934

occupation:
Chemist,
Physicist
Nationality:
Polish
born in:
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Awarded two Nobel prizes;

1903 - Nobel Prize in Physics with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."

1911 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element."