Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist

Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist

H403/0395 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Marie Curie (1867-1934, nee Marya Sklodowska), Polish-French physicist. With her husband Pierre, she isolated the radioactive elements polonium and radium in 1898. Marie won the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for this work. She had previously been awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics (with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel) for her work on radioactivity. She held the chair of physics at the Sevres Higher Normal School for Girls, working there from 1900-6. Following the death of Pierre in 1906, she became assistant professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, and then full professor in 1908. Photograph by Eugene Pirou, Parisian photographer who was active at the end of the 19th century.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1900s, 1903, 1911, 19th century, 20s, 20th century, 30s, adult, black-and-white, caucasian, chemical, chemical element, chemist, chemistry, discoverer, discovery, elements, eugene pirou, europe, european, female, france, french, historical, history, human, marie curie, marie sklodowska curie, marya sklodowska, middle-aged, monochrome, new, nobel laureate, nobel prize for chemistry, nobel prize for physics, paris, physical, physicist, physics, polish, polonium, portrait, professor, radioactive elements, radioactivity, radiochemist, radiochemistry, radium, scientist, sevres, sorbonne, teacher, thirties, twenties, white, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.