Henri Becquerel

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    henri becquerel, french physicist
    born(1852-12-15)15 december 1852
    paris, france
    died25 august 1908(1908-08-25) (aged 55)
    le croisic, brittany, france
    nationalityfrench
    alma materÉcole polytechnique
    École des ponts et chaussées
    known fordiscovery of radioactivity
    awards
    • rumford medal (1900)
    • nobel prize in physics (1903)
    • barnard medal (1905)
    • formemrs (1908)[1]
    scientific career
    fieldsphysics, chemistry
    institutionsconservatoire des arts et metiers
    École polytechnique
    muséum national d'histoire naturelle
    doctoral studentsmarie skłodowska-curie
    signature
    henri becquerel signature.svg
    notes
    he is the father of jean becquerel, son of edmond becquerel, and grandson of antoine césar becquerel

    antoine henri becquerel (l/;[2] french: [ɑ̃ʁi bɛkʁɛl]; 15 december 1852 – 25 august 1908) was a french engineer, physicist, nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. for work in this field he, along with marie skłodowska-curie (marie curie) and pierre curie,[3] received the 1903 nobel prize in physics. the si unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (bq), is named after him.

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Henri Becquerel
Portrait of Antoine-Henri Becquerel.jpg
Henri Becquerel, French physicist
Born(1852-12-15)15 December 1852
Died25 August 1908(1908-08-25) (aged 55)
NationalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique
École des Ponts et Chaussées
Known forDiscovery of radioactivity
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, chemistry
InstitutionsConservatoire des Arts et Metiers
École Polytechnique
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Doctoral studentsMarie Skłodowska-Curie
Signature
Henri Becquerel signature.svg
Notes
He is the father of Jean Becquerel, son of Edmond Becquerel, and grandson of Antoine César Becquerel

Antoine Henri Becquerel (l/;[2] French: [ɑ̃ʁi bɛkʁɛl]; 15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie) and Pierre Curie,[3] received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.