Henri Becquerel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henri Becquerel

French physicist

Date of Birth: 15-Dec-1852

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 25-Aug-1908

Profession: engineer, physicist, chemist, university teacher, nuclear physicist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Henri Becquerel

  • Antoine Henri Becquerel (; French: [?~?i b?k??l]; 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 Sklodowska-Curie (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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