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 (zhô-lyō′kyo͝or′ē, -kyo͝o-rē′, -kü-), Irène 1897-1956.
French physicist. She shared a 1935 Nobel Prize in chemistry with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), for synthesizing new radioactive elements.
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(French ʒɔljokyri)
(Biography) 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
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(ʒoʊlˈyoʊˈkyʊər i, -kyʊˈri)

1. Irène, (Irène Curie), 1897–1956, French nuclear physicist (daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie): Nobel prize for chemistry 1935.
2. her husband, (Jean) Frédéric (ʒɑ̃) (Jean Frédéric Joliot), 1900–58, French nuclear physicist: Nobel prize for chemistry 1935.
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Noun1.Joliot-Curie - French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
2.Joliot-Curie - French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
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This dual biography of physicists Irene Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner explores the impact their individual discoveries had on the development of nuclear energy.
Polonium-210 has a deadly history and was responsible for the death of Irene Joliot-Curie (see photo), daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, who died from leukemia 10 years after accidentally breaking a sealed capsule of polonium-210.
In 1934 the French physicists Frederic Joliot-Curie (1900-1958) and Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), his wife, who was also the daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie (see 1897), were bombarding aluminum atoms with alpha particles.