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Antoine-Henri Becquerel
Birth: Dec. 15, 1852
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Death: Aug. 25, 1908
Le Croisic
Departement de la Loire-Atlantique
Pays de la Loire, France

French scientist and engineer. Nobel Prize Physics Winner. Known for being the discoverer of radioactivity. Graduated in Engineering at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, he devoted his research to optical physics, and more specifically to the infrared rays. In 1888, Becquerel obtained his Doctorate of research by a thesis on the absorption of light in crystals, and thanks to this he was appointed member of the Académie des Sciences. During his years of teaching at the Ecole Polytechnique he accidentally discovered the phenomenon of radioactivity, which in 1903 earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics along with Pierre and Marie Curie. Becquerel wrote and published several works, including "Recherches sur les variations des Spectres of absorption dans les crystals", "Travaux de physique et de radiographie optique", "Sur le rayonnement de l'uranium sur diverses propriétés physiques et du rayonnement radioactifs des corps". The unit of measurement of the "Système international d'unités" for the radioactivity and a derivative of uranium ore were dedicated to him. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
Burial:
Manoir de Pen Castel at Le Croisin
Le Croisic
Departement de la Loire-Atlantique
Pays de la Loire, France
Plot: Famly tomb
 
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Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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