Marguerite Perey

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    llemomble]], seine-saint-denis, france
    died13 may 1975(1975-05-13) (aged 65)
    louveciennes, yvelines, france
    alma materthe sorbonne
    known forfrancium discovery
    awardsleconte prize (1960)
    scientific career
    fieldsphysics, chemistry, radiochemistry
    institutionscurie institute, university of strasbourg
    influencesmarie curie

    marguerite catherine perey (19 october 1909 – 13 may 1975) was a french physicist and a student of marie curie. in 1939, perey discovered the element francium by purifying samples of lanthanum that contained actinium. in 1962, she was the first woman to be elected to the french académie des sciences, an honor denied to her mentor curie. perey died of cancer in 1975.[1]

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Marguerite Perey
Marguerite Perey.jpg
llemomble]], Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Died13 May 1975(1975-05-13) (aged 65)
Alma materThe Sorbonne
Known forFrancium discovery
AwardsLeconte Prize (1960)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, chemistry, radiochemistry
InstitutionsCurie Institute, University of Strasbourg
InfluencesMarie Curie

Marguerite Catherine Perey (19 October 1909 – 13 May 1975) was a French physicist and a student of Marie Curie. In 1939, Perey discovered the element francium by purifying samples of lanthanum that contained actinium. In 1962, she was the first woman to be elected to the French Académie des Sciences, an honor denied to her mentor Curie. Perey died of cancer in 1975.[1]