Pierre Joliot

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Pierre Joliot-Curie
Born (1932-03-12) 12 March 1932 (age 85)
Paris, France
Residence France
Citizenship France
Nationality French
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions CNRS
Notable awards Ordre National du Mérite, Légion d'honneur
Spouse Anne Joliot-Curie

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.[1] 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.[2]

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 together with Henri Becquerel won Nobel Prize in physics in 1903 for their study of radioactivity. Marie also won a Nobel prize in Chemistry in the year of 1911. 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Biography @ Evene" (in French). Retrieved 2007-01-24.  Google translation
  2. ^ "Career Timeline" (in French). College of France. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  Google translation
  3. ^ "Family Tree". links.org. Retrieved 2011-01-01.