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what is curium named after

  • Curium is named after Maria Curie-Skłodowska and Pierre Curie.
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska
    Maria Curie-Skłodowska

    Maria Skłodowska-Curie (born Maria Skłodowska; November 7, 1867 - July 4 1934), the physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and, subsequently, French citizenship

  • Pierre Curie
    Pierre Curie

    Pierre Curie (Paris, France, May 15, 1859 - April 19, 1906, Paris), the French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity

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