Full Name: Henri Becquerel
Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: The first person to discover evidence of radioactivity.
Along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, Becquerel received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.
The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him as are craters called Becquerel on the Moon and on Mars.
- 1896-03-01 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity