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marie curie

  • n  French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
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  • Nell Benjamin and Jennifer Westfeldt on ‘The Explorers Club’
    The Royal Society, perhaps the world’s most renowned fellowship of scientists, made its debut in 1660. With the sole exception of Queen Victoria, named a patron of the society, it did not admit a woman until 1945. Canada’s Royal Society barred women until 1938, and France’s Academy of Sciences would not elect a woman to full membership until 1979, blackballing Marie Curie along the way.
    June 13, 2013 - New York Times

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