Time again for Think Out Loud, a fantastic weekly meme hosted by Thinks Books that encourages book bloggers to think outside the square and post about any subject they please. This week, I'm going to post a small tribute to Marie Curie, a Polish born physicist who became the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Curie's work is among the most important of the twentieth century, thanks to her discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. In later years, she founded the Marie Curie institute, which still operates today and conducts medical research. Marie Curie died of radiation poisoning in 1943.