Henri Becquerel was a French physicist performing ground-breaking research at the same time as Wilhelm Rontgen and the Curies. His work in the discovery of “spontaneous radioactivity” earned him a share of the 1903 Physics Nobel Prize along with Marie and Pierre Curie. Similar to Curie, Becquerel has a unit named after him for radioactivity – the SI unit “Becquerel” (Bq)
The following are links to documents and videos on the life and scientific contributions made by Henri Becquerel.
- Becquerel biography (Nobel Prize Organization magazine article)
- Wikipedia biography of Becquerel
- Video biography of Becquerel from Health Apta’s Youtube channel