Born in Poland in 1867, after receiving her secondary education she worked as a governess for eight years. Marie moved to Paris and read Physics at the Sorbonne, where she received a scholarhip which allowed her to move back to Poland to take a second degree in Mathematics. She married Pierre Curie in 1895 and their research into radioactivity resulted in a joint Nobel prize. (1903) Maire succeeded Pierre in the position of Professor of Physics at the Sorbonne after his death, and through her research she isolated pure radium. In 1911 she became the first person to be awarded the Nobel Prize on two occasions.
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Portrait of Marchese Guglielmo Marconi
This is a portrait of Italian inventor, Marconi, born 1874, who revolutionised the world of communications with his wireless invention. He received many honours, international notoriety and half the Nobel prize for physics before his death on 20 July 1937.
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Science - Nobel Prize for Medicine - Professor Peter Brian Medawar - University College London
Professor Peter Brian Medawar, 45, of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London, who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine jointly with Professor Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, of Australia. He was awarded for the discovery of Acquired Immunological Tolerance.
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