Who Was Marie Curie? Discover all of the amazing things that Marie Curie accomplished in her lifetime with this biography. You will learn about her winning the Nobel Prize, her childhood in Poland, how she discovered radium, and so much more! Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout and a timeline of Marie Curie's life.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.
Megan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Michelle Obama? and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.