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Antoine Henri Becquerel
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Born (1852-12-15)December 15, 1852
Died August 25, 1908(1908-08-25) (aged 55)
Le Croisic, France
Occupation Physicist
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.

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