Henri Becquerel

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  • Henri Becquerel Is Born

    Henri Becquerel Was Born On December 15, 1852, in Paris, France
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    Henri Becquerel attends Lycée Louis-le-Grand

    The Lycée Louis-le-Grand is a prestigious secondary school located in Paris. Founded in 1563 by the Jesuits as the Collège de Clermont, it was renamed in King Louis XIV of France's honour after he extended his direct patronage to it in 1682. Students at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand are called magnoludoviciens.
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    Henri Becquerel attends the institution of École Polytechnique

    The school was established in 1794 by the mathematician Gaspard Monge during the French Revolution, and it was once previously a military academy under Napoleon I in 1804. However, Polytechnique is no longer a military academy, although the institution is still supervised by the French Ministry of Defence. Initially located in the Latin Quarter of central Paris, the establishment's main buildings were moved in 1976 to Palaiseau on the Saclay Plateau, southwest of Paris.
  • Henri marries Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin

    In 1874, Henri married Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin.
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    Henri Becquerel attends the University École des Ponts et Chaussées(Bridges and Highways School)

    in 1874 Becquerel the École des Ponts et Chaussées (Bridges and Highways School), where he studied civil engineering. the University of École des Ponts et Chaussées is a university-level institution of higher education and research in the field of science, engineering and technology. Founded in 1747 by Daniel-Charles Trudaine, it is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious French Grandes Écoles.
  • Jean Becquerel is born

    Jean Becquerel was born on 5 February 1878
    his mother (Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin) died while giving birth to Jean.
  • Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin dies

    Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin dies while giveing birth to Jean Becquerel
  • Henri marries Louise Désirée Lorieux

    Henri Becquerel marries Louise Désirée Lorieux
  • Henri Becquerel occupies the physics chair at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

    Henri Becquerel became the third in his family to occupy the physics chair at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • Becquerel became chief engineer in the Department of Bridges and Highways

    Becquerel became chief engineer in the Department of Bridges and Highways before he started with his early experiments.
  • Becquerel’s findings would lead to Marie and Pierre Curie’s discovery

    Becquerel’s findings would lead to Marie and Pierre Curie’s discovery of other substances like polonium and radium, which emitted similar radiation, albeit even more strongly than uranium. The couple coined the term “radioactivity” to describe the phenomenon.
  • Becquerel presented work at a conference showing that a uranium-based crystal could emit radiation

    Becquerel presented work at a conference showing that a uranium-based crystal could emit radiation after being exposed to sunlight. He had placed the crystals on a photographic plate that had been wrapped in thick black paper so that only radiation that could penetrate through the paper would be visible on the plate. After developing the plate, Becquerel saw a shadow of the crystal, indicating that he had generated radiation like X-rays, which could penetrate through the human body.
  • Becquerel wins half of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Becquerel won half of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity, sharing the prize with the Curies.