Polish-born, naturalized Frenchwoman Marie Salomea Skodowska-Curie was born in Poland in 1867

Her work is the basis for numerous modern science and technology advances.

She is considered one of the greatest scientists of all time. Marie's groundbreaking discoveries have helped to advance the field of physics, chemistry, and medicine.

After meeting Pierre Curie in the spring of 1894, Marie Curie settled down in France and married him. They had two daughters and worked together in the laboratory.

In 1903, they won the Nobel Prize for physics.

She is credited for the discovery of radium and polonium.

Her discoveries influenced the work of generations of nuclear physicists and chemists.

In fact, she even coined the word "radioactivity" to describe the phenomenon of radium waves and the use of radiation in medical science.

They are buried in France's Pantheon, where the remains of distinguished French citizens are buried.