Marie Skłodowska Curie: Physicist

Marie Skłodowska Curie, Physicist and chemist was born in Warsaw in modern-day Poland on November 7, 1867. She used her spare time to study, reading about physics, chemistry and math. She studied at Warsaw’s clandestine Floating University and began her practical scientific training in Warsaw. Curie completed her master’s degree in physics in 1893 and earned another degree in mathematics the following year. Around this time, she received a commission to do a study on different types of steel and their magnetic properties. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.