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Antoine Henri Becquerel
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BornDecember 15, 1852(1852-12-15)
DiedAugust 25, 1908(1908-08-25) (aged 55)
Known forNobel Prize in Physics in 1903

Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with Marie Curie and Pierre Curie for his discovery of radioactivity in 1898.[1] The SI unit becquerel is named after him. One becquerel (Bq) is equal to one radioactive decay process per second.


  1. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved March 23, 2011.