Marie Curie in the Lab

Marie Curie as she was most commonly found, at work in her Paris laboratory conducting her pioneering research in the field of radioactivity. Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, an award she won twice in both Physics and Chemistry, for her work, which included the development of a theory of radioactivity, the discovery of polonium and radium, and the first use of radioactive compounds to treat neoplams, or the irregular cells that cause cancer.

Image courtesy of the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands and Nobel Media