Joliot‐Curie, Irène


(1897–1956) French nuclear physicist and chemist, who with her husband Frédéric Joliot, discovered artificial radioactivity. They shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Keywords: radioisotopes; Frédéric Joliot‐Curie; Pierre Curie; Marie Curie

Further Reading

Cotton E (1963) Les Curies. Paris: Seghers.

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

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

Mckown R (1961) She Lived for Science: Irène Joliot‐Curie. New York: Messner.

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Power, Helen J(Jan 2006) Joliot‐Curie, Irène. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002840]