Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: Joliot-Curie  zhol'yow koo'ree
  1. French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    - Irene Joliot-Curie
     
  2. French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    - Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie

Type of: physicist

Encyclopedia: Joliot-Curie, Irène