Marie Curie

At an early age, Madame Curie was taught the importance of education. As an adult she became an amazing heroine of science. Her devotion to her work, despite poverty and sickness, gave the world the theory of radioactivity, the discovery of plutonium, and the isolation of radium.

Marie was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes, she chose not to profit from her research on radium so that the findings could be used for cancer research.