Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934), c. 1903

Creator: Science Service

 

Subject: Curie, Marie 1867-1934

       Curie, Pierre 1859-1906

 

Type: Black-and-white photographs

 

Date: 1903

 

Topic: Nobel Prizes

     Physics

     Women scientists

 

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0751]

 

Summary: Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 for discovery of the radioactive elements polonium and radium. Even today, the Curies provide inspiration for popular culture and textbook discussions of science. This photograph was circulated during the 1960s as publicity for an educational television program about the discovery of radium

 

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

Persistent URL:http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!287602~!0#focus

 

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

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