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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.

Die Fakten

Population 38,170,712
Fläche 312,679 km²
Bruttoinlandsprodukt pro Kopf in US-Dollar 15,468.4
Öffentliche Ausgaben für Bildung (Anteil am BIP) 5.0 %
Anteil Wissenschaftlerinnen 38.1 %
Universitäten 379
Universitäten pro 1 Mio. Einwohner 9.90
Studenten 1,430,981
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