Portrait of Polish-French physicist Marie Curie

Portrait of Polish-French physicist Marie Curie

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Caption: Marie Curie. Portrait of Polish-French physicist Marie Curie (1867-1934), measuring radioactivity in her laboratory during the period 1897-1899. Curie worked on radioactivity, a term she coined to describe the rays given off by uranium. Her research coincided with that of Rutherford and Becquerel in showing that there were three different types of radioactivity: alpha, beta and gamma. In 1903 she won the Nobel Prize for physics with her husband Pierre for their studies in radioactive radiations. In 1911 she won the Nobel Prize for the second time, in chemistry, for the discovery of two new elements, radium & polonium. She died of leukaemia caused by radiation.

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