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French physicist Pierre Curie was of founding fathers of modern physics and is best known for being a pioneer in radioactive studies.
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In 1903 Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel prize, paving the way for future women in the field of science.
Marie Curie's work on radioactivity made her the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Curie's efforts led to the discovery of polonium and radium and the development of X-rays.
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French physicist Pierre Curie was of founding fathers of modern physics and is best known for being a pioneer in radioactive studies. He and his wife, Marie Curie, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903. The curie, a unit of radioactivity, was named after Pierre Curie. Curie died in 1906 after being run over by a horse-drawn carriage in Paris.
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