Pierre Curie

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Birthday
15, 1859
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 19, 1906 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1859
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 19, 1906 (46)

About

Husband of radioactivity pioneer Marie Curie who collaborated with her on her most important research. He and his wife jointly received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research into the radiation phenomena.

Before Fame

A child prodigy, he had his math degree complete at 16 and by 18 he was ready to pursue his doctoral studies.

Trivia

He and his wife worked together to isolate the elements polonium and radium, and were the first to coin the term 'radioactivity.'

Family Life

His daughter Irene Joliot-Curie, and his son in-law Federic Joliot-Curie were also physicists who won Nobel Prizes for their research into radioactivity.

Associated With

Ernst Ruska is another winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.