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Frédéric Joliot-Curie

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Dates

March 19, 1900 – August 14, 1958

Authorized Form of Name

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

Additional Forms of Names

Joliot, F., 1900-1958

Joliot, Frédéric, 1900-1958

Joliot, Jean Frédéric

Жолио-Кюри, Фредерик, 1900-1958

كوري،, جوليو, 1900-1958

Biography

Abstract

Frédéric Joliot-Curie was a nuclear chemist at the Institut du Radium. He was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with his wife Irene Joliot-Curie "in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements."

Important Dates

March 19, 1900Birth, Paris (France).

1925Assistant, Institut du Radium, Paris (France).

1930Obtained PhD in Electrochemistry, University of Paris (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

1935Lecturer, Université Paris Sud, Paris (France).

1935Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Irene Joliot-Curie "in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements".

1937 – 1944Professor, Collège de France, Paris (France).

1944 – 1958Director (1945-1946); High Commssioner Atomic Energy (1946-1950); and Director (1951-1958), French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris (France).

1946Foreign Member, Royal Society.

1947Awarded Hughes Medal, Royal Society.

1951Awarded Stalin Peace Prize.

1951 – 1958Laboratory Director, Collège de France, Paris (France).

1956 – 1958Director, Curie Laboratory, Institut du Radium, Paris (France).

1956 – 1958Professor, Université Paris Sud, Paris (France).

1958Member, French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences), Paris (France).

August 14, 1958Death, Paris (France).

Occupation

Nuclear chemist.

Places

Birth

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Paris (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Death

Paris (France)

Subjects

Isotopes.

Nuclear chemistry.

Radiation -- Testing.

Radioactivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Curie, Marie, 1867-1934

Mother-in-law.

Curie, Pierre, 1859-1906

Father-in-law.

Joliot, Pierre

Son.

Joliot-Curie, Irène

Wife and share 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements."

Langevin-Joliot, Helene, 1927-

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Charpak, Georges

Advised by Joliot-Curie at University of Paris (Université de Paris).

Halban, Hans von, 1908-1964

Advised by Joliot-Curie at Collège de France.

Langevin, Paul, 1872-1946

Advised Joliot-Curie as a research assistant at École normale supérieure.

Additional

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Grosse, Aristid von, 1905-1985

Guéron, Jules

Hevesy, Georg von, 1885-1966

Klein, Oskar

Kowarski, Lew

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Meloney, William Brown

Moller, C. (Christian), 1904-1980

Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-

Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Perrin, Francis

Perrin, Jean, 1870-1942

Pienkowski, Stefan, 1883-1953

Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Waly, Adnan

Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007

Institutions

Major Positions

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Director and High Commissioner.

Collège de France

Professor and Laboratory Director.

Institut Curie

Assistant and Director, Curie Laboratory.

Université Paris-Sud

Lecturer and Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Académie des Sciences (France)

Member.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign member and awarded 1947 Hughes Medal.

Université de Paris

Obtained PhD in Electrochemistry (1930).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Curie and Joliot-Curie Archives, 1914-1958.

Association Frederic et Irene Joliot-Curie

11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris CEDEX 05

Frederic Joliot-Curie selected correspondence and clippings, 1936-1944.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk).

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Christian Møller papers, 1928-1980.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frédéric Joliot, la science et la sociéte [microform] : un itinéraire de la physique nucléaire a la politique nucléaire (1900-1958), Michel Pinault, 1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Georg von Hevesy scientific correspondence, 1910-1966.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Glenn T. Seaborg papers, 1866-1999 (bulk 1940-1998).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Hans Halban papers, 1939-1940.

Great Britain, National Archives

Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK

How it came about, circa 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Les cyclotronistes du college [videorecording], 2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lew Kowarski papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1930-1981).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940).

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Oral history interview with Adnan Waly, 1994 February-March.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Aristid Victor Grosse, 1974 January 11 and April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1985 May 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Francis Henri Jean Siegfried Perrin, 1977 November 11 to 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Giuseppe Occhialini, 1971 April 5, 6, May 16, 17, and November 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Helene Langevin-Joliot, 2003 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with James Chadwick, 1969 April 15, 16, 17 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Jules Gueron, 1978 April 14, 15 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lew Kowarski, 1969 March 20, October 19, 20, 21, 1970 May 3, 14, 1971 May 15 and November 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lew Kowarski, 1974 November 20 and 2 August 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Maurice Goldhaber, 1967 January 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Oskar Benjamin Klein, 1962 September 25 to 16 July 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Marshak, 1970 June 15, 16, September 19, and October 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner, 1971 November 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Pais Prize Session [sound recording], 2017 March 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stefan Pienkowski files.

Archiwum (Warszawa)

Polska Akademia Nauk

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

William B. Meloney collection on Marie Curie, 1920-1943.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA

Published Resources

Author

L'électron positif/ par Irène Curie et F. Joliot.

Oeuvres scientifiques complétes: Frédéric et Irène Joliot-Curie.

Subject

Frédéric Joliot-Curie Nobel Prize biography.

Frédéric Joliot-Curie/ Michel Pinault.

Les Curie : deux couples radioactifs / par Pierre Radvanyi.

Radioactivité.