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Pierre Curie and Marie Sklodowska Curie

Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

PIERRE CURIE (1859-1906) and MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE (1867-1934) are the most famous husband and wife team in the history of science. In 1898 they announced their discovery of radium, for which they received the Nobel prize for physics in 1903.

After Pierre's death in a tram accident in 1906, Madame Curie continued their important studies on radioactivity, and was the recipient of many honors, including the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1911.

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