Marie Curie is the only person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields (physic and chemistry). She was also the first female to be awarded a Nobel Prize. She is best known for her studies relating to radioactivity where she discovered iridium and polonium. This provided the ground work for modern day imaging technology. Curie, however, advocated the use of this technology as early as World War I where portable x-ray machines were used to evaluate injuries.

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