Marie Curie, discoverer of Polonium and Actinium, and winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry, was one of the most influential women in science. Her studies into the properties of radium led to the invention of x-ray machines and radiotherapy. She dies of cancer due to the effects of her discoveries and was considered a martyr in her field. -Laura K. #OneBraveThing
Marie Curie. Marie Curie was awarded a Nobel Prize for both Chemistry and Physics. Her discoveries with radiation helped advance medical science. Also, her achievements were even more remarkable at a time when few women gained education.