Monday, April 8, 2019

Marie Curie - Amazing Scientist & Great Role Model

The Only Women Who Received TWO Nobel Prizes!
The first female Nobel Prize winner was the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, who in 1903 received the prize in the category of physics, together with her husband Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel.

Marie Curie was also the only woman to date to receive two Nobel Prizes: in 1911 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Twenty-four years later, her daughter Irène Joliot-Curie received the Nobel Prize in the same category.

Marie Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie are the only
mother-daughter team 
to date among the Nobel Prize winners.

17 times, a woman was awarded a Nobel Prize in the Peace category, 14 times the Nobel Prize for Literature, 12 times in the Physiology or Medicine category, 5 times in the Chemistry category and 3 times in the Physics category.

Four Nobel Prizes and the Business Award went to women in 2009, the highest number of awards for women in a single year.



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