Ten fun facts about Irene Joliot-Curie


Fact 1
She and her husband receive the Nobel Prize for discovering artificial radioactivity. Her mother and father also received the Nobel Prize.

Fact 2
She had two children who were also scientists. Her daughter is a nuclear physicist and her son is a biochemist.

Fact 3
In the early 40's, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Fact 4
Irene did work to promote women's education. She was a member of the National Committee of the Union of French Women.

Fact 5
Her parents founded the Radium Institute. That is where she studied and became Doctor of Science.

Fact 6
As the fascist movement grew, she and her husband joined the Socialist Party.

Fact 7
During the wars, although she and her husband had developed documents on nuclear fission, they hid them in a vault until 1949 so they would not get used for military purposes.

Fact 8
Working with her mother as radiographers was the cause of their deaths due to exposure to large doses of radiation.

Fact 9
Although she was departed from her mother, she reunited with her when she turned 18.

Fact 10
Even after her health deteriorated with her diagnosis of leukemia, she did not stop working to draw up plans for physics labs in Paris.


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