Marie Curie, along with her husband Pierre Curie, won the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics along with their partner Henri Becquerel for their work in radioactivity. She was the first woman to ever win the award. She later won the 1911 Nobel Prize in chemistry, again for work on radioactivity. Not only was she the first woman to win these awards, she remains the only person to ever win two different science awards at the Nobel Prizes. She later died of acute radioactive poisoning, but her work on the subject has lived on forever.