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Marie Curie: Discovery of Radium, 1909


After the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics, but prior to the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Marie Curie was honored with a Cresson Medal by The Franklin Institute

The 1909 medal was awarded to Marie and her husband Pierre (posthumously), and was given in the field of chemistry for the discovery of radium. The Cresson Medal was awarded a year after Marie was granted full professorship at the Sorbonne.

The Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts report for case #2413 follows. The Curie report is dated January 6, 1909.

The last page is an incomplete application form for "Curie's Researches Resulting in Discovery of Radium." Committee members are listed.

Curie 1
Page 1 (365K)

Curie 2
Page 2 (395K)

Curie 3
Page 3 (374K)


Curie 4
Page 4 (405K)

Curie 5
Page 5 (153K)

Application form
Application Form (149K)