Marine Cotte

Marine Cotte is the recipient of the 2018 Descartes-Huygens Prize. She has been awarded the prize for her outstanding research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch relations.

About the laureate

Marine Cotte, researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), is currently seconded at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, where she develops new technologies to examine works of art and archaeological objects. Her research is of enormous value to society because it provides the basis for managing and protecting important examples of cultural heritage. By working with museums, she joins the interests of science to those of society and links cultural heritage to advanced technology. Marine is a pioneering and dedicated researcher who herself took the first steps towards working with Dutch researchers. Receiving the Descartes-Huygens Prize will allow her to go to the Netherlands several times to work with researchers at Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and other institutions. She will enter into new alliances with museum conservationists, curators, art historians and technical scientists.