Science in Poland
The fact that the radioactive element polonium sounds a bit like "Poland" is no coincidence: it was discovered at the end of the 19th century by Marie Skłodowska-Curie, who named it after her home country. In addition to polonium, Curie also isolated the element radium for the first time. For this she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry - her second. She had already received the first one years earlier in physics, together with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, for their work on radioactivity.
|Gross domestic product per capita in US-Dollar||15,468.4|
|Public expenditure on education (share of GDP)||5.0 %|
|Share of female researchers||38.1 %|
|Universities per 1 million inhabitants||9.90|
|Expenditure on Research and Development (share of GDP)||1.2 (share of GDP)|