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Marie Curie

The first person to win two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity. Working with her husband, she discovered two new elements Polonium and Radium.

The first person to win two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity. Working with her husband, Pierre, Marie Curie identified two new elements Polonium and Radium. Their discoveries paved the way for modern treatments of cancer and other illnesses. Photo: Marie Curie in her laboratory. Courtesy: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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