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Irène Joliot-Curie - Chimie - 1935

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Irène Joliot-Curie - Chemistry - 1935

Irène Joliot-Curie

Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie SkÅ‚odowska-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 most Nobel laureates to date. Both children of the Joliot-Curies, Hélène and Pierre, are also esteemed scientists.

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