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Irène Joliot-Curie (Paris, 1897 – 1956) was a physicist and chemist. The daughter of Marie Curie (Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry) and Pierre Curie (Nobel Prize for Physics), was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935, alongside her husband, Frédéric Joliot, for their work on the synthesis of new radioactive elements. Following in the footsteps of her mother, she was also very committed to feminism. She was ousted from the French Atomic Energy Committee for her leanings toward the French Communist Party; she would go on to join the French resistance. As a result of overexposure to radioactive elements in her research, she died of Leukaemia.