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Pierre Joliot

Pierre Joliot

French biochemist
Pierre Joliot
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Intro French biochemist
Is Scientist Chemist Biologist Professor Biochemist
From France
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 12 March 1932, 6th arrondissement of Paris
Age 89 years
Mother: Irène Joliot-Curie
Father: Frédéric Joliot-Curie
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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 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.

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