Pierre Curie

Died aged c. 47

Pierre Curie (/ˈkjʊəri/ KURE-ee, French: [pjɛʁ kyʁi]; 15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel". With their win, the Curies became the first ever married couple to win the Nobel Prize, launching the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

En 1898 dans un laboratoire de cette école Pierre et Marie Curie assistés de Gustave Bemont ont découvert le Radium

English translation: In 1898 in a laboratory of this school Pierre and Marie Curie assisted by Gustave Bemont discovered the Radium [AWS Translate]

10 rue Vauquelin, Paris, France where they was

En 1898 Pierre et Marie Curie habitaient cet immeuble lorsqu'ils découvrirent le Radium a l'École supérieure de physique et de chimie de Paris

English translation: In 1898 Pierre and Marie Curie lived in this building when they discovered the Radium at the Higher School of Physics and Chemistry of Paris

24 rue de la Glacière, Paris, France where they lived (1898)