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Ten Historic Women Scientists You Should Know

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Ten Historic Women Scientists You Should Know - by Sarah Zielinski/ Science-Nature/ SmithsonianMag.com

"Before Marie Curie, these women dedicated their lives to science and made significant advances.

When it comes to the topic of women in science, Marie Curie usually dominates the conversation. After all, she discovered two elements, was the first women to win a Nobel Prize, in 1903, and was the first person to win a second Nobel, in 1911. But Curie was not the first female scientist. Many other brilliant, dedicated and determined women have pursued science over the years..."

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While Marie Curie dominates the conversation, there have been many other brilliant women who have pursued science over the years. (Harold Clements / Daily Express / Hulton Archive / Getty Images; The Granger Collection, New York (4); Bernard Gotfryd / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)


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Good info...

But here's a piece of trivia I didn't know until I was waaay into adulthood. What nationality was Marie Curie?

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Good info...

But here's a piece of trivia I didn't know until I was waaay into adulthood. What nationality was Marie Curie?

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Polish. Her husband was French.
 

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Exactly!

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SO that would make her daughter (Irène Curie-Joliot (1897 – 1956)) a Polench, or Frole. The first Mother/Daughter pair to independently win Nobel prizes.

Jim :) Couldn't resist.
 
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