joliot-curie


< /ʒɑ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik/, Jean Frédéric Joliot, 1900–58, French nuclear physicist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935.

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  1. Jean-Frédéric (ʒɑ̃frederik), 1900–58, and his wife, Irène (irɛn), 1897–1956, French physicists: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1935 for discovering artificial radioactivity

  1. French physicist. She shared a 1935 Nobel Prize with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), for synthesizing new radioactive elements.

  1. French physicist who with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), made the first artificial radioactive isotope. They also contributed to the development of nuclear reactors.

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