Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie and the Radioactivity

Pierre Curie and the Radioactivity

On 19 April 1906, French physicist and Nobel laureate Pierre Curie died in an accident. A pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity, he co-jointly received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, “in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel“. Pierre Curie was born in Paris in 15 May 1859,…
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Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel in his lab On March 1, 1896, French physicist Henri Becquerel while experimenting with X-rays and photographic plates discovered radioactivity along with Marie Sk?odowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, for which all three won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. Henri Becquerel was born into a family of scientists. His grandfather Antoine César Becquerel was a pioneer in the study of electric and luminescent phenomena. His father Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel studied the solar…
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