Outstanding discoveries

January 2009
Chemical Business;Jan2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p23
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The article focuses on Marie Curie, a scientist who became famous for discovering the elements polonium and radium. Marie married Pierre Curie, also a scientist, in 1895 and together worked on radiation experiments with uranium. She was the one who coined the term radioactivity referring to the emission of uranic rays. In 1898, the couple discovered polonium and radium and in 1903 received the Nobel Prize for physics. Even after the death of her husband in 1906, Marie continued her work and received Nobel Prizes in the following years.


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