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  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)

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Examples

  • Langevin-Joliot is a nuclear physicist and has made a close study of Marie and Pierre Curie's notebooks so as to obtain a picture of how their collaboration functioned.

    Marie and Pierre Curie and the Discovery of Polonium and Radium

  • The Joliot-Curies were the parents of a boy, Pierre, and a girl, Helene, both of whom became scientists — thus continuing a famous scientific dynasty.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • Being a Commissioner for Atomic Energy for six years, Joliot-Curie took part in its creation and in the construction of the first French atomic pile in 1948.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • In 1938, Joliot-Curie's research on the action of neutrons on the heavy elements, was an important step in the discovery of uranium fission.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • Joliot-Curie took a keen interest in the social and intellectual advancement of women; she was a member of the Comité National de l'Union des Femmes Françaises and of the World Peace Council.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • In 1937, Joliot was nominated Professor at the Collège de France.

    Joliot, Frédéric

  • After the war, Dr. Charpak received a degree in mining engineering and in 1954 received his doctorate in nuclear physics from the College de France in Paris, where he studied in the laboratory of renowned physicist and Nobel laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie.

    Georges Charpak, 86; Physicist won Nobel for particle detector

  • The Joliot-Curies were the parents of a boy, Pierre, and a girl, Helene, both of whom became scientists — thus continuing a famous scientific dynasty.

    Joliot, Frédéric

  • Joliot and Irène Curie, who worked in Paris and knew Bothe well, attempted to replicate and interpret the data.

    Walther Bothe and the Physics Institute: the Early Years of Nuclear Physics

  • Frédéric Joliot (1900 – 1958), born in Paris, France, March 19, 1900, was a graduate of the Ecole de Physique et Chimie of the city of Paris.

    Joliot, Frédéric

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