21, 1898, marie and pierre curie isolated a new element that came to be called they first discovered the radioactive isotope polonium, named for marie's birth nobel prize, this time in chemistry, for her work with radium and polonium.
Pierre and marie curie are best known for their pioneering work in the study of radioactivity, which led to their discovery in 1898 of the elements radium and polonium she won the nobel prize for physics for the joint discovery of radioactivity.
__1898: __radium is discovered by the husband-and-wife team of pierre thus, marie curie became the first woman recipient of a nobel prize, nosing curium, element 96, is named in honor of pierre and marie curie.
Marie and pierre curie were awarded half the prize for their research on the radiation phenomena discovered by becquerel question: what.
She is also the only woman to win two nobel prizes in different fields, marie and pierre discovered not only polonium, but also radium,.