Madame Marie Curie

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Her name speaks of great accomplishment.  Born in 1867, she lived in a time that did not allow women to do a whole lot outside the home, and yet she went on and became a scientist of the first order.   She was the first scientist to win the Nobel Prize and she did that twice.  Her husband, Pierre, was also a scientist and they had accomplished great things together.  He was unexpectedly killed in a horse drawn carriage accident after they had been married only 11 years.  To compensate for her grief, she threw herself more into her work and became a world figure in Physics and Chemistry, passing away in 1934.  Her story is one of triumph and tragedy.  Come and hear about her and begin to understand the impact she has had on her time and our world today.