Physicists Albert Einstein and Irene Joliot-Curie, c 1940s.
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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Madame Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) talking together in the study of Einstein's Princeton home. Physicist, philosopher and humanitarian Einstein was born in Germany in 1879, and lived there until 1933, when the Nazis came into power. He emigrated to the USA, and soon after was elected a Life Member of the Institute of Advanced Science in Princeton, New Jersey. He was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1921. French nuclear physicist Irene Joliet-Curie was the eldest daughter of Marie Curie (1867-1934), discoverer of radioactivity.