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Nov 07, 2011 at 07:18am IST

Google doodles Marie Curie's 144th birth anniversary

New Delhi: Google on Monday paid tribute to famous physicist–chemist Marie Curie on her 144th birth anniversary with a doodle that showed her sitting amongst her laboratory apparatus.

Marie Curie was a Polish–French noted for her ground-breaking research on radioactivity. She was the world's first recipient of two Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry.

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She shared her Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie. Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and is the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

Google doodles Marie Curie's 144th birthday

The doodle shows the famous physicist-chemist sitting amongst her laboratory apparatus.

Her theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of the elements polonium and radium gained her world recognition.

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Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She died of radiation-caused leukaemia on July 4, 1934, near Sallanches, France.

Google doodles have gained immense popularity over the past few years and the Google team has put out commemorative doodles on events ranging from news events, civic milestones, birthdays, death anniversaries and important dates in history.

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Google estimates it has created more than 900 doodles since 1998, with 270 of them running in 2010 and more than 200 in 2011.

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