Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist

Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist

C036/9223 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: 1.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Marie Curie (1867-1934, nee Marya Sklodowska), Polish-French physicist. Born in Poland, she became a student in 1891 at the Sorbonne university in Paris, France. There she met and married the French physicist Pierre Curie (1859-1906) in 1895. They isolated the radioactive elements polonium and radium in 1898. Marie and Pierre won shares of the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on radioactivity. Marie won the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the discovery of polonium and radium. Her death from leukaemia is thought to have been caused by her work with dangerous ionizing radiation.

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

Keywords: 1900s, 1903, 1911, 19th century, 20th century, adult, black-and-white, caucasian, european, female, french, head and shoulders, historical, history, marie curie, monochrome, nobel laureate, nobel prize for chemistry, nobel prize for physics, one person, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, polish, polonium, portrait, portraits, radioactivity, radium, scientist, white, woman

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