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What kind of scientist are you?

Marie Curie

you are:

Marie Curie

You are an assertive and thorough scientist. You don’t need the university – you are a self-taught person. You struggle on, despite all the setbacks. Your discoveries will be major contributions to your field of research. Be careful though with what you find; protective gear is recommended.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867–1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Her achievements included a theory of radioactivity (a term that she coined), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person (and only woman) to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.

In 1911 Marie visited the cold laboratory of the Leiden physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. The radium specimen which she brought with here can still be seen in the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden.


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