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The Curies were a family of distinguished scientists:

  • Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-French chemist, physicist, and two time Nobel Prize winner
  • Pierre Curie (1859-1906), Marie's husband, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), Marie and Pierre's daughter, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), Irène's husband, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Ève Curie (1904-2007), Marie and Pierre's second daughter, French-American writer and journalist

Things and ideas named after the Curies:

  • Curie (unit) (Ci), a unit of radioactivity
  • Curie point
  • Curie's law
  • Curium (Cm), a chemical element
  • Curie (lunar crater)
  • Curie Institute (Paris)
  • Curie Institute (Warsaw)
  • Curie (Q 87), a French submarine in the First World War
  • French submarine Curie (P67), a French submarine in the Second World War

CURIE:

  • CURIE, a syntax for Compact URIs.



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