Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 1,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Sold for $ 3,172
Including buyer's premium

Official postcard from Pierre Curie Laboratories of the Radom Institute in Paris, autographed by Prof. Marie Curie, 1921.

Specifications: [1] Curie Laboratories of the Radom Institute in Paris official postcard. 13x10 cm. Handwritten and signed by Prof. Curie.

Background: Marie Curie [1867-1934] was a breakthrough scientist and pioneer in the field of radioactivity research. She studied chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne in Paris and was the first woman student to receive a bachelor's degree in physics, the first woman in France to receive a doctorate. In 1906, she was also the first woman to serve as a lecturer at the Sorbonne. In 1903 she and her husband Pierre won the Nobel Prize in Physics for radiation research, and in 1911 won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of polonium and radium; making her the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person to win it twice. Her death was caused by an illness that developed as a result of her exposure to radioactivity during her research. A year later, her daughter also won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Marie Curie's life work is documented in many museums, books and films, and her image continues to inspire many researchers. Her name was immortalized in the scientific world by the chemical element named after her, "curium," the unit of radioactivity, the "curie," research institutes, scholarship funds, and scientific prizes. Dozens of years after her death, her bones and her husband's bones were transferred to the Pantheon in Paris, where the most important personalities of the French nation are buried.

Condition: Very fine.

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities