While I used many sources for my Eminent research, I found these are the most helpful ones.


“Irène Joliot-Curie.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Nov. 2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ir%C3%A8ne_Joliot-Curie

At the very beginning of this project, I turned to this source to be familiarized with my eminent person, as it is quite detailed and summarizes her life nicely. It provided the information necessary to build a good base for my research.


Byers, Nina, and Gary Williams. “ Irene Joliot-Curie (1897–1956).” Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 137–148.

Upon requesting an interview from the author of this book, he sent me a PDF of  Mme Joliot-Curie’s chapter. Like Wikipedia, it self-sufficiently provided the majority of the information I needed regarding her overall life. I could tell that the chapter was written by someone who knew the Curie family well, as it had insightful and personalized facts and opinions not otherwise stated in other sources.


Niroomand-Rad, Azam. “American Institute of Physics.” American Institute of Physics, AIP Publishing, www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/31377. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

Conducted by a notable professor at Georgetown University, this interview with Irene’s daughter, Helene, was very informative about their family life, experiences, and morals. It highlighted the struggles the women in the Curie family faced and the outlook of feminism back then.


Niroomand-Rad, Azam. “Curie Family.” 15 Nov. 2017.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sLzG2RbFh6NaBIgdH5i1r9YElX9yaiMBFipXEf3wF1M/edit?usp=sharing

Following that, I emailed Ms. Niroomand-Rad and asked her a few questions myself. The area she specializes in is very close to that of Irene’s, and she could connect with her professional struggles and provide her own experiences with interviewing Marie Curie’s granddaughter. I was slightly intimidated by how professional it was, though.


Research Profile – Irène Joliot-Curie, 27 May 2014, www.mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/research-profile/laureate-joliot-curie#page=2.

This link contains extremely detailed information on Irene and Frederic’s scientific research. It describes how, when, what, and why the discoveries took place, as well as their competitor’s lives.


“The Development of Artificial Radioactivity.” Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery, Encyclopedia.com, www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/development-artificial-radioactivity.

This was the second link which I used for the general investigation of physics. It helped me a lot in understanding and presenting learning center.