Curie, Pierre (1859-1906) & Marie (1867-1934)

French physicists; researched radioactivity; Marie and husband, Pierre, discovered radium and polonium (1898); they shared the Nobel Prize for physics (1903) with Becquerel; Marie received the Nobel Prize for chemistry (1911).

See also: Becquerel, Antoine-Henri, Curie, Polonium, Radioactivity, Radium.

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