Irène Joliot-Curie

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Irène Curie

(1897-09-12)12 September 1897
Paris, France
Died17 March 1956(1956-03-17) (aged 58)
Paris, France
Cause of deathLeukaemia
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Frédéric Joliot-Curie (m. 1926)
  • Hélène Langevin-Joliot
  • Pierre Joliot
AwardsNobel Prize for Chemistry (1935)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry , Physics
Doctoral advisorPaul Langevin
Doctoral studentsher children (see above)

Irène Joliet-Curie (12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956) was a French scientist. She won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935 with her husband, Frédéric Joliot. Curie was the daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie


Curie started her studies at the Faculty of Science in Paris. During World War I, she served as a radiographer. Curie became Doctor of Science in 1925. She did her thesis on the alpha rays of polonium.

During World War I (1914-1918), she helped her mother using X-ray technology in military hospitals. She helped train radiological workers. Curie then graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris. She earned a degree for work on radioactivity in polonium in 1925.[1][2]

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