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Madame Curie

The world-renowned scientist Marie Curie grows up as Marya "Manya" Sklodovski in Poland. She obtains her master's degree in physics and mathematics from the University of France before marrying Pierre Curie. With Pierre, Marie discovers two new elements, polonium and radium. For this discovery, she receives a doctorate, countless medals and honors, a Nobel Prize in physics and a Nobel Prize in chemistry. She is the first woman to be awarded a Nobel and the first scientist, male or female, to be awarded two. Devoted to her family, her native and adoptive countries, and her students, Marie Curie shuns fame for the intellectual pursuits that enriched the world.

Pierre Curie

Marie Sklodovksi marries the acclaimed physicist Pierre Curie in France, 1895, and the two lead a life of scientific discovery together. Marie's constant companion, Pierre is awarded, but turns down, many positions at prestigious universities because they...

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