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  • n. French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
  • n. 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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  • Among the MI5 files released on Friday are documents on the joint winners of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1935, Jean Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie, both communists.

    Nobel laureates and journalist among suspected communists in MI5's files

  • 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

  • After the death of his wife in 1956, he retained his own professorship at the Collège de France and took on the Chair of Nuclear Physics at the Sorbonne, the position Joliot-Curie had before she died.

    Joliot, Frédéric

  • After the war, Joliot-Curie assisted her mother at the Radium Institute in Paris, meanwhile completing her doctorate.

    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

  • Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956), born in Paris, France, September 12, 1897, was the daughter of Pierre and Marie.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • Joliot-Curie was still a teenager when she worked with her mother in the radiography corps during World War I.

    Joliot-Curie, Irène

  • She died in 1934 of aplastic anaemia, likely caused by radiation exposure, missing by only a single year the award of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to her daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie.


  • Joliot-Curie, the daughter of the Curies, discovered artificial radioactivity, i.e., new radioactive elements produced by the bombardment of non-radioactive elements with a-particles or neutrons.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Development of Modern Chemistry

  • One of the proposed names for element 105 was joliotium, after Fréderic Joliot-Curie, which I think is cooler, personally.

    Periodic groups


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