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On the 7th November 1867 a teacher in physics and maths became the father of a little girl called Marya Sklodowska and nobody could know That this girl would have been one of the most famous female scientists in the 90s and 20s century At the age of 16 she finished her exam in a lycee as the best and won a gold medal A low in her life was when her family lost nearly the whole savings because of bad investments As a consequence Marya has to work as a teacher to finance her sisters education At the same time she was giving lecture at the polish Free University to women workers After some time she accompanied her sisters who financed her now to France where she started at the Sorbonne She passed her exam in physics and in maths where she was the 2 best and as a result she became an assistant of the professor in physics Henri Bequerel At the age of 28 on the 25th July she married the physician Pierre Curie who was 8 years older than her From now on her name was Marie Curie They began to work together in a laboratory in very bad conditions and with bad equipment Marie of the opinion that Bequerels discovery which proofs that the element Uranium radiates can be applied to other elements like Radium and Polonium too and she gave these rays the name radioactive rays 1897 Marie Curie became the mother of Irene who won the Nobel prize for chemistry together with her husband Frederic Joliot-Curie Two years after her discovery she found out that the element Thorium is radioactive too When Marie was 33 years old she teaches physic at the Ecole Normale Superieure for girls and founded the method of experimental demonstration Three years later the Curies together with Henri Bequerel won the Nobel prize for physics because of
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