Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.
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Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity.
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Antoine Henri Becquerel was born in Paris on December 15, 1852, a member of a distinguished family of scholars and scientists.
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When Henri Becquerel investigated the newly discovered X-rays in 1896, it led to studies of how uranium salts are affected by light.
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Henri Becquerel was a French physicist best known for his work on radioactivity, for which he won a Nobel Prize in 1903.
- Henri Becquerel | French physicist | Britannica.com
Henri Becquerel, in full Antoine-Henri Becquerel (born December 15, 1852, Paris, France—died August 25, 1908, Le Croisic), French physicist who discovered radioactivity through his investigations of uranium and other substances. In 1903 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Pierre and Marie Curie.
- This Month in Physics History – American Physical Society
In one of the most well-known accidental discoveries in the history of physics, on an overcast day in March 1896, French physicist Henri Becquerel opened a drawer and discovered spontaneous radioactivity.
- The Discovery of Radioactivity
In 1896 Henri Becquerel was using naturally fluorescent minerals to study the properties of x-rays, which had been discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen.
- Henri Becquerel and the Discovery of Radioactivity | ANS Nuclear Cafe
December 15, 1852, was the birthday of French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel, who discovered a completely unknown property of matter in March 1896 – See more at: http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2011/12/13/henri-becquerels-discovery-of-radioactivity/#sthash.XTR6qlVX.dpuf
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Antoine-Henri Becquerel’s landmark research on x rays and his discovery of radiation laid the foundation for many scientific advances of the early twentieth century.
Antoine Henri Becquerel
December 15, 1852, Paris, France
August 25, 1908, Le Croisic, France
Lucie-Zoe-Marie Jasmin (m. 1874–1878)
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Nobel Prize in Physics,
Discovery of Radioactivity