Hélène Langevin-Joliot, nuclear physicist who belongs to a saga dedicated to science

September 17, 1927, in Paris (France) – Present

He was educated at the Institut de physique nucléaire (Institute for Nuclear Physics) in Orsay, a laboratory founded by his parents Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie.

Hélène belongs to a family of scientists, her grandparents, her parents, her husband Michael Langevin who was a nuclear physicist, her son is an astrophysicist, her brother Pierre is a biophysicist and a long etc. physical relatives, educators, etc.

Currently, she is a professor of nuclear physics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the University of Paris, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and a member of the advisory committee of the French government. She is also known for her tireless work to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers.

She is President of the Special Group that awards the Marie Curie Excellence Prize and was President of the French Rationalist Union between 2004-2012.

Because of her family's heritage, Langevin-Joliot regularly gives interviews and talks about her history and even wrote the introduction to "Radiation and Modern Life: Marie Curie's Dream Fulfilled," which includes a brief history of the Curie.

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