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Joliot, Jean-Frédéric

Syllabification: Jo·liot, Jean-Frédéric
Pronunciation: /ˈjōlyō
 
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Definition of Joliot, Jean-Frédéric in English:

( 1900–58), French nuclear physicist. As Marie Curie’s assistant at the Radium Institute, he worked with her daughter Irène (1897–1956), whom he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); together they discovered artificial radioactivity. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1935), shared with his wife.

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