C is for Marie Curie – Physicist #AtoZChallenge

C is for Marie Curie – Physicist

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) is well known for her research with radiation.

Marie Curie, c. 1920
Marie Curie, c. 1920

She, along with her husband Pierre, was able to isolate the radioactive elements Polonium and Radium.

In 1903, she and her husband earned the Nobel Prize in Physics for their study of spontaneous radiation. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. In 1911, she was awarded another Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry, for her work on radioactivity. She is the only woman to have ever won two Nobel Prizes, and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.

You can read more about her on the Nobel Prize website, here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “C”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here are some others have suggested:

Isabel Clifton Cookson – Paleobotany
Emily Carter – Engineering
Cecilia Clementi – Chemistry
Rachel Carson – Marine Biology
Wendy Carlos – Music and Physics


  1. A great woman, but such a sad end!

    Happy April 4th!
    Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
    Defending The Pen
    Murderous Imaginings


  2. Cool theme. Will be looking forward to discovering more notable women.


  3. tesstimoan says:

    One of my science heroes! Hooray!


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