One of the first world-renowned scientists, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields: one for radioactivity research and the second for chemistry. Later, Marie Curie helped create the first X-ray technology.
Her achievements include the development of the theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium (named after her native land of Poland), and radium. Under her direction, the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms using radioactive isotopes.
Additionally, she was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.