Frederic Joliot Curie

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Birthday
19, 1900
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 14, 1958 (58)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1900
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 14, 1958 (58)

About

A French physicist who won the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his wife for discovering artificial radioactivity. He was also a part of the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France.

Before Fame

He worked as Madame Curie's assistant at the Radium Institute.

Trivia

He was a member of the French resistance during World War II.

Family Life

He married Irene Curie in 1926, and went on to win the Nobel Prize with her nine years later.

Associated With

He was one of the scientists mentioned in Albert Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt as one of the leading scientists studying chain reactions.