[person] The French physicist born in Paris, France (1900 - 1958). Shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his wife, Irene Joliot-Curie, for their discovery of artificial radioactivity.
[person] The French scientist born in Paris, France (1897 - 1956). Daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, Irene shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with her husband, Frederic Joliot-Curie, for their discovery of artificial radioactivity.
[noun] A metric (or SI) unit measuring energy or work and named for the British scientist James Prescott Joule. One joule (J) represents the amount of work that can be done by a force of one newton (N) acting over a distance of one meter (m):
J = 1 N·m or J = 1 kg·m2/s2
[person] English physicist born in Salford (1818-1889). In 1840, Joule published a paper detailing what is now called Joule's Law, which describes the relationship between the current through a resistor and the heat lost from the system. He continued his studies on heat and its relationship to mechanical work, concluding that heat is a form of energy. He developed the theory of conservation of energy, and, subsequently, the First Law of Thermodynamics. The joule, an SI unit of energy, is named after him.
Term of the day
[person] (1807-1873) A geologist and paleontologist, born and educated in Europe, but regarded as one of the founding fathers of American science.…Go to term