March 19, 1900 - Birth of French physicist Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curiel

The French physicist, chemist, university professor and Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for his work in the synthesis of new radioactive elements, Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, was born on March 19, 1900 in Paris.

Together with his wife, he began his research in the field of nuclear physics, being awarded the Hughes Medal in 1947, awarded by the Royal Society for his contributions to nuclear physics, particularly the discovery of artificial radioactivity in 1934 and the emission of neutrons in the fission process.

The crater Joliot on the surface of the Moon was named in his honor.

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