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Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie

French physicist, one of the first researchers of radioactivity, member of the French Academy of Sciences, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903.

Biography

Pierre Curie was born on May 15, 1859 in Paris, the son of a doctor.

Received home education. At the age of 16 he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris, and two years later he became a licentiate of physical sciences. From 1878 he worked with his older brother Jacques in the mineralogical laboratory of the Sorbonne. Together they discovered the piezoelectric effect.

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May 15, 1859
Pierre Curie was born in Paris.

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By CATHERINE GASCHKA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
May 12, 2021
AP NEWS
SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) -- Poland's prime minister says he's given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906...
By CATHERINE GASCHKA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
May 12, 2021
Chron
SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) -- Poland's prime minister says he's given...
Peter Aitken
March 15, 2021
Fox News
Curie continued to break barriers after death when she was nominated to be the first woman enshrined in the Panthéon in Paris.
Cristine Russell
August 9, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Jennifer Ouellette
July 28, 2020
Ars Technica
Director Marjane Satrapi's film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss
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