Adams Morgan in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maria Skłodowska Curie
1867 - 1934
— Academy of Superheroes —
At the age of 36, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the study of radioactivity (1903).
She won the Nobel Prize (1911) in Chemistry for the discovery of new elements - Polonium and Radium.
During World War I, she drove a truck with x-ray equipment and helped wounded soldiers.
Erected 2022 by Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C.; Nauka; "Science. I Like It" Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine • War, World I • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 38° 55.477′ N, 77° 2.198′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Adams Morgan. Marker is on 16th Street Northwest just south of Fuller Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Fuller St NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacy Łukasiewicz (here, next to this marker); Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (here, next to this marker); Rudolf Weigl Henryk Arctowski (here, next to this marker); Mikołaj Kopernik (here, next to this marker); Maria Czaplicka (here, next to this marker); Wisława Szymborska (here, next to this marker); Wanda Rutkiewicz (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.