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Joliot-Curie, Irène

  1. Helen J Power

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002840



How to Cite

Power, H. J. 2006. Joliot-Curie, Irène. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


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


  • radioisotopes;
  • Frédéric Joliot-Curie;
  • Pierre Curie;
  • Marie Curie