Pierre Curie

  • pierre curie
    pierre curie by dujardin c1906.jpg
    curie, c. 1906
    born(1859-05-15)15 may 1859
    paris, france
    died19 april 1906(1906-04-19) (aged 46)
    paris, france
    cause of deathfractured skull due to street accident
    nationalityfrench
    alma materuniversity of paris
    known forradioactivity
    curie's law
    curie-weiss law
    curie constant
    curie temperature
    discovery of piezoelectricity
    spouse(s)
    marie skłodowska-curie (m. 1895)
    childrenirène joliot-curie
    Ève curie
    awardsdavy medal (1903)
    nobel prize in physics[a] (1903)
    matteucci medal (1904)
    elliott cresson medal (1909)
    scientific career
    fieldsphysics, chemistry
    institutionsuniversity of paris
    doctoral advisorgabriel lippmann
    doctoral studentspaul langevin
    andré-louis debierne
    marguerite catherine perey
    signature
    pierre curie signature.svg

    pierre curie (i/, kewr-ee;[1] french: [pjɛʁ kyʁi]; 15 may 1859 – 19 april 1906) was a french physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. in 1903, he received the nobel prize in physics 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".[2]

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Pierre Curie
Pierre Curie by Dujardin c1906.jpg
Curie, c. 1906
Born(1859-05-15)15 May 1859
Paris, France
Died19 April 1906(1906-04-19) (aged 46)
Paris, France
Cause of deathFractured skull due to street accident
NationalityFrench
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Known forRadioactivity
Curie's law
Curie-Weiss law
Curie constant
Curie temperature
Discovery of piezoelectricity
Spouse(s)
ChildrenIrène Joliot-Curie
Ève Curie
AwardsDavy Medal (1903)
Nobel Prize in Physics[a] (1903)
Matteucci Medal (1904)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1909)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Chemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Paris
Doctoral advisorGabriel Lippmann
Doctoral studentsPaul Langevin
André-Louis Debierne
Marguerite Catherine Perey
Signature
Pierre Curie signature.svg

Pierre Curie (i/, KEWR-ee;[1] French: [pjɛʁ kyʁi]; 15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics 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".[2]