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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADAME CURIE!

Maria Salomea Skłodowska (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also 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.

Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie to Get Film Treatment

The Polish Film Commission has announced a film about the life of radiology pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, the Polish-born scientist who spent most of her life in France will be directed by France’s Marie Noelle. 

The European co-production will star Karolina Gruszka as Curie and Daniel Olbrychski as her scientific rival, Emile Amagat. 

The film, working title Maria Sklodowskya-Curie, is the first cinematic treatment of the life of a woman who won a double Nobel Prize for chemistry and physics since MGM’s black-and-white 1943 classic Madame Curie starring Greer Garson.