Irène Joliot-Curie

Chemist, Academic

1897 – 1956

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Who was Irène Joliot-Curie?

Irène Joliot-Curie was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Jointly with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date. Both children of the Joliot-Curies, Hélène and Pierre, are also esteemed scientists.

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Born
Sep 12, 1897
Paris
Also known as
  • Irene Joliot-Curie
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Nationality
  • France
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Education
  • University of Paris
Lived in
  • France
  • Paris
Died
Mar 17, 1956
Paris

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on July 23, 2013

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