Discoverer (with his brother Jacques) of piezoelectricity. Married Marie Sklodowska and together they began studying uranium. After processing tons of ore for years, they discovered radium and polonium and won the Nobel Prize in 1903. Unfortunately Pierre was killed while crossing the street in the rain. Marie Curie got his job at the Sorbonne, the first woman teacher in its 650-year history. See movie Madame Curie.