Irene Curie was born on September 12, 1897. She was the daughter of Pierre and Mary Curie. She graduated from the Faculty of Science in Paris. And during the first world war and served as a nurse radiographer. She did her doctoral research on the alpha rays of polonium. She worked with her husband Frédéric Joliot on natural and artificial radioactivity, transmutation of elements, and nuclear physics; she shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1935 with him, in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements. She passed away on March 17, 1956.