(W/A) Jordi Bayarri. At the start of the twentieth century* Marie Curie* a Polish physicist and chemist* stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements* polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.