+Łukasz Wiśniewski +Javier Setoain
You are both right and wrong at the same time :)
Javier, Marie had a French citizenship, she married a French guy, she spoke fluent French, but she always considered herself a Polish woman. And the French government wasn't giving her education and funding for free. She had to fight for it, and fight hard - because she was a woman.
You are right of course, saying that those elements were discovered in France, but would it hurt the maker of this graphic to include two flags, like he did with some other elements?
And, there is a huge difference what the government was paying for. Marie had to get funding for the research she wanted to do - it was her
research. Most of the "USA" elements were discovered during and after Manhattan Project. It doesn't matter that the scientist were Jewish, Itallian, German, Polish (yeah, there were quite a lot of nationalities there) - they were paid by the government of the USA to do exactly that, so it's fair that the discovery is attributed to this country.
Łukasz, I know that the "123" is a pretty number and that's what is being taught at schools, but it's also incorrect. Poland didn't exist for 20 years (1795-1815), or less if you are going to count Duchy of Warsaw (which technically was
Poland, but the Napoleon didn't allow to name it that, due to political reasons). For the next 14 years, the status of Kingdom of Poland was exactly the same as it was in years 1768-1795 - a vassal state of Russian Empire. It wasn't independent, but it did exist. Repressions after uprisings took a lot of its autonomy and you could argue that it ceased to exist after 1863 (technically there still was a Kingdom of Poland, but the title was merged with the other titles of Tzar of Russia). If Maria stayed in Warsaw, she would probably just married that guy she was in love with and discover nothing.
So, can we simply share it? It should have FRA/POL flag on both elements discovered by her.
Łukasz, and be careful - the same arguments you are making for Maria, are used by Germans to make Copernicus "a German Astronomer". Yeah, I know...