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Antoine Henri Becquerel
December 15, 1852|
August 25, 1908 (aged 55)|
|Known for||Nobel 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. The SI unit becquerel is named after him. One becquerel (Bq) is equal to one radioactive decay process per second.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903". nobelprize.org. 2011 [last update]. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/. Retrieved March 23, 2011.