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Double Nobel-winner Marie Curie tops ‘Women who Changed the World’ list, here’s the full list

first_imgMarie Sklodowska Curie’s long list of achievements is extended by adding another feather to her hat. In a major poll, she has been voted number one as the woman who made a significant impact on world history.#MondayMotivation from Marie Curie, 1st woman to win a @NobelPrize, 1st person to win twice & the only one to win in 2 different sciences. #WomenInScience pic.twitter.com/lGF0qB7SQWUN Women (@UN_Women) August 6, 2018Two-time Nobel Prize-winner in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911), Curie pioneered in research on radioactivity, chemical element radium, and polonium which literally shook the scientific world.Who conducted the poll?BBC History Magazine conducted a reader’s poll of 100 women who changed the worldIn this poll, Marie Curie has been voted the woman who made the most significant impact on world historyWhat is the process of selecting the most renowned female figure in history? Women from several fields in areas like politics, science, sports, technology and literature were shortlistedExperts from 10 different fields were asked to provide the names of 10 women who changed the world, to create a list of 100 women to be included in the poll.Curie was nominated by Patricia Fara, president of the British Society for the History of Science, who said: “She [Curie] was the first woman to win a Nobel prize in physics, first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person — note the use of person there, not woman — to win a second Nobel prize.”The odds were always stacked against her, added Fara.advertisement”In Poland, her patriotic family suffered under a Russian regime. In France, she was regarded with suspicion as a foreigner — and of course, wherever she went, she was discriminated against as a woman,” Patricia finished.List of some other awards Curie won:Davy Medal (1903)Matteucci Medal (1904)Actonian Prize (1907)Elliott Cresson Medal (1909)Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society (1921)A look at Marie’s career graph:Marie was only 15 when she graduated from high schoolShe is the only person to have won the Nobel twiceFirst, she won the Nobel in Physics and later in ChemistryHer family has a legacy of five Nobel PrizesShe coined the term ‘radioactivity’ and gave a theory on itCurie even discovered the two very important elements, Polonium and RadiumIt was under her guidance that the Neoplasms were studied for the first time using radioactive isotopesShe set up the first military field radiological centres during World War IThe Radium Institute and the Curie Institute were founded by herShe has notable work in cancer therapies ahead of its time, like launching effective cures for the disease and helping develop X-rays in surgery for the same. This is why a charity in her name, Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity, was established.Top 20 from the BBC History Magazine’s ‘100 Women who Changed the World’Marie CurieRosa ParksEmmeline PankhurstAda LovelaceRosalind FranklinMargaret ThatcherAngela Burdett-CouttsMary WollstonecraftFlorence NightingaleMarie StopesEleanor of AquitaineThe Virgin MaryJane AustenBoudiccaDiana, Princess of WalesAmelia EarhartQueen VictoriaJosephine ButlerMary SeacoleMother TeresaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more