I·rène [ee-ren], /iˈrɛn/, Irène Curie, 1897–1956, French nuclear physicist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935 (daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie).
her husband, (Jean) Fré·dé·ric [zhahnfrey-dey-reek], /ʒɑ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik/, Jean Frédéric Joliot, 1900–58, French nuclear physicist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935.
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British Dictionary definitions for Joliot-Curie
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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Scientific definitions for Joliot-Curie
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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