She received a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father. In , she went to Paris to continue her studies at the Sorbonne where she obtained Licenciateships in Physics and the Mathematical Sciences. She met Pierre Curie, Professor in the School of Physics in and in the following year they were married. She succeeded her husband as Head of the Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne, gained her Doctor of Science degree in , and following the tragic death of Pierre Curie in , she took his place as Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences, the first time a woman had held this position. Her early researches, together with her husband, were often performed under difficult conditions, laboratory arrangements were poor and both had to undertake much teaching to earn a livelihood. Curie developed methods for the separation of radium from radioactive residues in sufficient quantities to allow for its characterization and the careful study of its properties, therapeutic properties in particular.
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf born 29 October is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from to Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa. She was educated at the College of West Africa. In , she received a cabinet appointment as Minister of Finance, serving to She worked for Citibank and then the Equator Bank. She returned to Liberia to contest a senatorial seat for Montserrado County in , an election that was disputed. Sirleaf continued to be involved in politics. She finished in second place at the presidential election , which was won by Charles Taylor.
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