Irène Joliot-Curie

September 12th

Born September 12, 1897; died on March 17, 1956 at the age of 58.
French physicist and chemist, wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie, who shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry «in recognition of the synthesis of radioactive elements. their new gun.» For example, in their joint study, they found that aluminum atoms exposed to alpha rays transformed into radioactive phosphorus atoms. She is the daughter of Nobel laureates Pierre and Marie Curie. She died of leukemia, like her mother, from radiation exposure during the research.

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