Marie Curie, 1867-1934, Polish Born French Scientist & Double Nobel Prize Winner, Quoted in Alan Lindsay Mackay and Maurice Ebison, The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, 1977
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Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. She was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.