12 March 1932 |
|Notable awards||Ordre National du Mérite, Légion d'honneur|
Pierre Joliot-Curie (born in Paris, 12 March 1932) is a noted French biologist and researcher for the CNRS. A researcher there since 1956, he became a Director of Research in 1974 and a member of their scientific council in 1992. He was a scientific advisor to the French Prime Minister from 1985 to 1986 and is a member of Academia Europæa. He was made a commander of the Ordre National du Mérite (English: the National Order of Merit) in 1982 and of the Légion d'honneur (English: Legion of Honor) in 1984.
Pierre Joliot held the Chair of Cellular Bioenergetics (1981–2002) at the Collège de France and is now emeritus professor. He is also a member of the Academy of Science of France. In 2002, he published a paper presenting the design of the research, 'La Recherche Passionnément' (English: Research Passionately).
Joliot is from a family with noted scientists. His grandparents, Marie and Pierre Curie, his namesake, won a Nobel Prize in physics in 1903 with Henri Becquerel for their study of radioactivity. Joliot's parents, Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. His sister, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, is a noted nuclear physicist. He is married to biologist Anne Joliot-Curie.