Tag: Nobel Prize

Curie, Marie

Curie, Marie

Marie Curie lived from 1867 to 1934 and made enormous contributions to science. She won two Nobel Prizes (in 1903 for physics and in 1911 for chemistry) and had a daughter, Irene, who also won this high honor of science in 1935. Born in Warsaw during the time that Poland was under Russian rule, Marya [...]

August 17, 2011 More
Cori, Gerty

Cori, Gerty

Gerty Cori discovered her interest in biochemistry during her first year of medical school. At that time, however, she probably never imagined this interest would culminate in the honor of being the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Gerty Cori was born Gerty Theresa Radnitz in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now [...]

August 15, 2011 More