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Irène Joliot-Curie

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Dates

September 12, 1897 – March 17, 1956

Authorized Form of Name

Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956

Additional Forms of Names

Curie, Irène, 1897-1956

Curie, Irène Joliot-, 1897-1956

Joliot-Curie, I. (Irène), 1897-1956

Joliot-Curie, Irène

Жолио-Кюри, Ирен, 1897-1956

Biography

Abstract

Irene Joliot Curie was a nuclear chemist at the Institut du Radium. She was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Frederic Joliot Curie "in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements."

Important Dates

September 12, 1897Birth, Paris (France).

1925Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of Paris-Sud (Université Paris-Sud), Paris (France).

1932 – 1952Lecturer (1932-1937); Professor of Chemistry (1937-1946); and Director, Radium Institute (1946-1952), University of Paris (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

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

1936 – 1950Undersecretary, State Scientific Research and Director, French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris (France).

1946 – 1950Director, Institut Curie, Paris (France).

March 17, 1956Death, 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. Graduate advisor at Paris-Sorbonne University (Université de Paris).

Curie, Pierre, 1859-1906

Father.

Joliot, Pierre

Son.

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

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

Langevin-Joliot, Helene, 1927-

Daughter.

Additional

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980

Grosse, Aristid von, 1905-1985

Kowarski, Lew

Meloney, William Brown

Pienkowski, Stefan, 1883-1953

Rona, Elizabeth

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

Institutions

Major Positions

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Undersecretary, State Scientific Research and Director.

Institut Curie

Director.

Université Paris-Sud

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1925). Lecturer; Professor of Chemistry; and Director, Radium Institute.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Curie and Joliot-Curie Archives, 1914-1958.

Association Frederic et Irene Joliot-Curie

11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris CEDEX 05

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

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

Max Born Journey to Russia, 1945.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 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 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 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 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

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

Correspondance; choix de lettres, 1905-1934 [de] Marie [et] Irène Curie. Présentation par Gillette Ziegler.

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

Les radioéléments naturels : propriétés chimiques-préparation-dosage.

Oeuvres scientifiques complétes : Frédéric et Irène Joliot-Curie.

Subject

Contributions of 20th century women to physics [online resource], 1900-1976.

Irène Joliot-Curie Nobel Prize biography.

Les Curie : deux couples radioactifs / par Pierre Radvanyi.