Ten fun facts about Pierre Curie
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He won the Nobel Prize with his wife, Marie Curie and Henri Becquerel in 1903.
In 1906, he died from his skull being crushed by a cart run by horses. He fell underneath it while crossing the street.
He also won the Davy medal in 1903 and the Matteucci Medal in 1904.
At the age of 16, he receive his degree in mathematics.Fact 5
Although he had the ability to obtain his doctorate degree at the age of 18, he could not be he did not have any money.Fact 6
He and his brother founded the Piezoelectric Quartz Electrometer, which involved crystals generating electric potential.Fact 7
He married his wife Marie in 1895, even though she initially denied his advances. He liked her because she was so passionate about science.Fact 8
Marie and Pierre were the first to coin the term radioactivity after studies of isolating polonium and radium.Fact 9
The Radiology Congress also named a unit of radioactivity after, possibly both Pierre and Marie, called the curie.Fact 10
Both Pierre and Marie were enshrined in a crypt together. They lay in Pantheon in Paris. Go to more people facts ❯
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