Antoine Henri Becquerel

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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.

1.3 Becquerel Printable Word File

Henri Becquerel Español

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