Carl and Gerty Cori - Cori Lunar Crater - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 39.367 W 090° 18.329
15S E 734467 N 4282061
Quick Description: Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame honoring Nobel Laureates Carl and Gerty Cori.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2008 6:46:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM5BK9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Text of Star and Plaque:

Carl & Gerty Cory

Born December 5, 1896 and August 15, 1896

Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Theresa Radnitz earned medical degrees from the German University of Prague in 1920 and married later that year.  After they joined the Washington University School of Medicine in 1931, their discovery of the mechanism for blood glucose regulation earned them the Nobel Prize in 1947.  Gerty Cori was the first American woman to be so honored.  In addition, six eventual Nobel Laureates received training in their laboratory.  Carl Cori said of their remarkable collaboration: "Our efforts have been largely complementary, and one without the other would not have gone so far..." 

"Cori is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies less than one crater diameter to the north of Baldet crater. To the northeast is the Grissom crater.

This is a circular crater formation with a somewhat eroded outer rim. The inner wall has a shelf running around the western perimeter where the material has slumped somewhat from the edge. There is a small outward break in the northern wall, and a small crater lies against the eastern inner wall. The interior floor is marked by a few tiny craterlets, but no ridges or irregularities of note." - Wikipedia     The crater is named for Gerty Cori as is the Cori crater on Venus.

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