Marie Curie: Recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Discoverer of the Chemical Elements Polonium and Radium



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Déjà vu all over again: When the Polish-born scientist Marie Skłodowska-Curie traveled from Paris to Stockholm in December 1911 to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, it was the second time that she had been recognized with the sciences' top honor; she had already received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903. Madame Curie's contributions included her pioneering investigations of radioactivity and the discovery of the radioactive elements radium and polonium.