Joliot, Frédéric


(1900–1958) French nuclear physicist, who with his wife, Irène Joliot‐Curie, discovered artificial radioactivity. They shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Keywords: radioisotopes; Irène Joliot‐Curie

Further Reading

De Broglie L (1959) La Vie et l'oeuvre de Frédéric Joliot. Paris: Editions Albin Michel.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Goldsmith M (1976) Frédéric Joliot–Curie: A Biography. London: Lawrence and Wishart.

Joliot F and Joliot‐Curie I (1961) Oeuvres scientifiques complètes. Paris: Presses Universitaires France.

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Power, HJ(Jan 2006) Joliot, Frédéric. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002839]