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Monument dedicated to Maria Skłodowska (Warsaw, Poland)

    Marie Salomea Skłodowska-Curie (Maria Salomea Skłodowska) (born 1867, Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – died 1934, Passy, Haute-Savoie, France) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. As the first of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes, she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris in 1906.

    A biography is available on Wikipedia and a picture is available here.

    Address: ul. Kościelna, 00-218 Warszawa, Poland.