Marie Curie change the world:
Marie Skłodowska was born in occupied Poland on 7 November 1867. Her mother died early and her father was poor. Marie Curie is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium. Also her huge contribution to finding cancer treatments. This work continues to inspire our charity’s mission to help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert care, emotional support and research.
Only one person in the world has received two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields, that person’s name is Marie Curie. She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for the discovery of radium and polonium and the isolation of radium. It provided science with a method for isolating and purifying radioactive isotopes.