This exhibit is based on the book by Naomi Pasachoff, Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
The exhibit was constructed by the Center for History of Physics with support from the American Institute of Physics and the Friends of the Center.
Author: Naomi Pasachoff
Editor: Spencer R. Weart
Web Design, main site: Tom Connell
Web Design, brief site & PDF: Linda Wooliever
Image Research: Jack Scott
Photo Credits We are also very grateful to: Lawrence Badash, Soraya Boudia, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, Pierre Radvanyi, Xavier Roqué, Bernadette Vincent-Bensaud, and Association Curie et Joliot-Curie and Musée et Archives de l'Institute du Radium
Further reading and links
Material on this site is copyright © 2002 American Institute of Physics and Naomi Pasachoff.
We welcome your comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits Images credited to ACJC are courtesy of and copyrighted © by either the Association Curie et Joliot-Curie or the Archives Curie et Joliot-Curie, Paris. Except as otherwise noted below, all other images are courtesy of and copyright © the AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
Polish girlhood: Czar Alexander II: Reproduced from N.G.O. Pereira, Tsar-Liberator : Alexander II of Russia, 1818-1881. Newtonville, MA : Oriental Research Partners, 1983. Cossacks parading in Warsaw: BBC Hulton Picture Library
A Student in Paris: Paris in 1889: Anonymous photo reproduced from The Eiffel Tower : A Tour de Force. New York : The Grolier Club, 1989. Paris Rooftops: Gustave Caillebotte, Vue de toits (effet de neige), reproduced with permission of Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Research Breakthroughs: Pitchblende sample: Photo by Jay Pasachoff
Recognition and Disappointment: Mittag-Leffler: Reproduced with permission of The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. Tragedy and Adjustment: Childe Hassam painting: private collection
Scandal and Recovery: Branly and Curie: L'Excelsior, 23 January 1911. Langevin: Jean-Loup Charmet. Emile Borel: Reproduced with permission of The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. Hertha Ayrton: From the Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives. Curie in Birmingham: New York Public Library, General Research Division, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation
War Duty: Radium Institute: Reproduced from Curie, Eve. Madame Curie. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. Petite Curie: Photo by Jay Pasachoff. Marie and Irène with X-ray equipment: Marie Sklodowska Curie Museum. Curie with x-ray workers: Marie Sklodowska Curie Museum
The Radium Institute: Henri de Rothschild: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Curie and Hoover: E Towpik and R. Mould. "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Issue," Nowotwory, Polish Oncological Journal, Warsaw, 1998. Poster for a campaign urging early detection of cancer: copyright La Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer. Curie busts: Photo by Jay M. Pasachoff. Reinterment of Pierre and Marie Curie: Photo by Jay M. Pasachoff
The Romantic Legend: Greer Garson as Curie: From the film Madame Curie, MGM, 1943. The facilities in the School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry shed: Photo by Jay M. Pasachoff
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