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The first husband-wife team to get the Nobel prize for physics was
A) Frederick Joliot – Irene Joliot Curie
B) Pierre Curie – Marie Curie
C) Carl Cori – Gerty Cori
D) Gunnar Myrdal – Alva Myrdal

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Hint:There are a total of 4 couples who have been awarded a Nobel prize till date. All of these couples’ have been mentioned in the above options. This is the part where the question gets a bit tricky. But for a hint, we can say that the first Nobel Prize awarded to a couple for physics was in 1903 for the research on the radiation phenomenon.

Complete Step by Step answer:
Numerous Nobel Prizes have been awarded for physics till date. But only 4 have been awarded to a married couple and these 4 couples have been mentioned in the questions as options. We will look at all these options one by one to answer the question.

Option A: Frederick Joliot – Irene Joliot Curie
They have been awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry, in the year 1935 for researching the structure of the atom.

Option B: Pierre Curie – Marie Curie
They have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in the year 1903 for their joint research on the radiation phenomenon.

Option C: Carl Cori – Gerty Cori
They have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in the year 1947 for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen.

Option D: Gunnar Myrdal – Alva Myrdal
They were awarded Nobel Prizes separately and in different categories. Gunnar won it in the year 1947 for economics and Alva in 1982 in the midst of the cold war, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her role in UN disarmament negotiations.

On reading and understanding all the above information, we come to the conclusion that Option B is the correct answer.

Note:The answer is written separately for each of the couple instead of just writing about the correct option as it may come in handy for other questions. You might need to memorize this information.