Definition of Joliot, Jean-Frédéric in US English:

Joliot, Jean-Frédéric

proper noun

  • (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).


Joliot, Jean-Frédéric