Through her outstanding scientific contributions and her unpretentious manner, Marie Curie became one of her time's most admired personalities. Her discoveries in the field of radioactivity were the beginning of a better understanding of the structure of the atom. She is the first Nobel Prize awarded woman and the only one to have received it in Physics as well as Chemistry.
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