Short CV/Education and training

  • 1920
    Creation of the Curie Foundation together with a number of colleagues

  • 1914 – 1918
    Assisting with the organisation of the army’s radiology department (developing mobile radiography units to provide X-ray services to field hospitals)

  • 1914
    Opening of the Radium Institute

  • 1911
    Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • 1906
    1st woman professor at the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne

  • 1903
    Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (together with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel)

  • 1898
    Discovery of two new radioactive chemical elements: polonium and radium (together with Pierre Curie)

  • 1894
    Master's degree in mathematics, University of Paris

  • 1893
    Master's degree in physics, University of Paris

Selected publications

  • Curie, M. 1898. Rayons émis par les composes de l’uranium et du thorium. Comptes rendus de l’ Académie des Sciences Paris 126, 1101–1103

  • Curie, M. 1903. Doctoral thesis: Recherches sur les substances radioactives. Paris

  • Curie, M. 1921. Radiologie et la Guerre. Librairie Félix Alcan. Paris

  • Curie, P. and M. Curie. 1898. Sur une nouvelle substance radio-active, contenue dans la pechblende. Comptes rendus de l’ Académie des Sciences Paris 127: 175–178

  • Curie, P. and M. Curie, and G. Bémont. 1898. Sur une nouvelle substance fortement radio-active, contenue dans la pechblende. Comptes rendus de l’ Académie des Sciences Paris 127: 1215–1217


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Elected member of the International Atomic Weights Committee, since 1930

  • Member of the International Commission for Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations, since 1922

  • Member of the Academy of Medicine , since 1922

  • Member of the Physics Solvay Council, 1911 – 1933

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married to French physicist Pierre Curie, two daughters Irène (1897) and Ève (1904)


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