EXHIBITS: Remembering Madame Curie

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Science  08 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5485, pp. 1647
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1647d

She opened the first x-ray clinics during World War I, and her affair with a married man scandalized France. Oh, and she was the first scientist to win two Nobel Prizes. Those are among details to be gleaned from “Madame Curie and the Science of Radioactivity,” a Web exhibit at the American Institute of Physics' history center. Based on a 1996 biography, the photo-packed site chronicles Curie's childhood in Warsaw, her arrival at the Sorbonne in 1891—where she met her husband and collaborator Pierre Curie—and a lifetime of research triumphs and personal highs and lows.


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