As the first woman elected to the Academy of Medicine in France, Marie Curie visits American President Warren Harding in his garden, in October 1921. American women honour Mrs. Curie with a gift of one gram of radium, worth half a million Swedish kronor.
This year 12 new laureates have been awarded for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.
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