'Obsessive Genius,' The Life of Marie Curie In Sweden, the 2004 Nobel Laureates receive their medals at a gala ceremony. In a salute to Nobel science, this hour we'll look at the life and work of a scientist who earned not one, but two Nobels -- Marie Curie. She won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903, and for Chemistry in 1911. We'll talk with the author of a new biography about Curie.
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'Obsessive Genius,' The Life of Marie Curie

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In Sweden, the 2004 Nobel Laureates receive their medals at a gala ceremony. In a salute to Nobel science, this hour we'll look at the life and work of a scientist who earned not one, but two Nobels — Marie Curie. She won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903, and for Chemistry in 1911. We'll talk with the author of a new biography about Curie.

Guest:

Barbara Goldsmith, writer and historian. Author of Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie.