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Marie Curie

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Marie Curie

     Marie Sklodowska Curie was one of the first woman scientists to win world-wide
fame and win a Nobel prize.  She was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland.
Her family was poor and consisted of her mother, a musician, her father, a teacher and her three older sisters and her brother.  Her family took in boarders, one of which had a
deadly disease, which her mother later died of.
     She was raised in a family that valued education.  She got late start with her
education, however, and obtained her license in physics in 1893 and the corresponding
degree in mathematics in 1894.  She finally received her doctorate in 1903 and study
mathematics, chemistry and physics in France.  She became the first women to study and
teach at the Sorbonnen.  She adopted the French spelling of her name in France and met
her future husband, Pierre, a French physicist, who taught at the university of Paris.  They
married and teamed up to conduct research on radioactivity and found t...

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