March 19, 1900 Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, physicist, chemist and university professor, was born.

On this day (March 19), 1900, Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, physicist, chemist and university professor, was born in Paris.
In 1925 he became an assistant to Marie Curie, after graduating from ESPCI Paris, at the Radium Institute . There he met Irena, daughter of Marie Curie, they got married and the two (Irene and Jean) changed their surname to Joliot-Curie.
Jean Frédéric and Irene investigated the structure of the atom , in particular in the projection, or recoil, of nuclei that had been hit by other particles. These investigations later helped Chadwick's discovery of the neutron in 1932.
In 1935 they received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of "artificial radioactivity". This artificial radioactivity was the result of the creation of short-livedradioisotopes by nuclear transmutation from the bombardment of Stable nuclides such as boron, magnesium and aluminum with alpha particles.
Beginning in 1937, out of the Radium Institute, he continued to work on nuclear chain reactions and the requirements for the successful construction of a nuclear reactor which uses controlled nuclear fission to generate power.
After World War II, Jean Frédéric served as director of the French National Center for Scientific Research and, appointed by Charles De Gaulle in 1945, became the first French High Commissioner for Atomic Energy. In 1948 he oversaw the construction of the first French atomic reactor.
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- Good!
- what's up?
- You got the Nobel Prize!
- what happened to me?
- yes! It touched you!
- what is a draw?
- well then "I've won the Nobel Prize"
- that you have done a race?
- well, "I got the Nobel"
- did you get it from the mine?
- well... well... well... how about "they gave me the Nobel"?
- much better, yes, much better
- okay, now let's celebrate...
- what do you want to celebrate?
- well... I got the Nobel!!!!

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