Maria Sklodowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw. She was the youngest of five children in the family of Vladislav and Bronislava Sklodovsky. Maria grew up in a family where the scientific work was honored. Her father taught physics in the gymnasium, and her mother, while not ill with tuberculosis, was the director of the gymnasium. Maria's mother died when the girl was eleven years old.
Soon after, Maria Curie made a much more important discovery: uranium ore, known as uranium resin mending, produces more Beckerel radiation than uranium and thorium compounds, and at least four times stronger than pure uranium. Curie suggested that in the uranium resin debris there is still an open and highly radioactive element. In the spring of 1898, she reported on her hypothesis and the results of experiments at the French Academy of Science
Maria Sklodowska-Curie (Marie Curie, ). He died at 67 years old. Maria became the first in history twice winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry. Together with her husband, scientist Pierre Curie discovered the elements of radium and polonium, engaged in the study of radioactive substances. Both died tragically. But Pierre - on the street: got under the wheels of a cab. And Maria practically in her laboratory, becoming a victim of the same radioactivity she discovered. He died of leukemia caused by irradiation. Her personal diaries still "backfire" that they are dangerous to take.