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About Pierre Curie
French physicist Pierre Curie is remembered for his contribution to the field of radioactivity. He was a trailblazer in the research of crystallography, piezoelectricity, radioactivity and magnetism. He is known for his formulation of the concepts of Curie’s law, Curie constant, Curie-Weiss law and Curie temperature.
His parents were Sophie-Claire Depouilly and Eugene Curie, a doctor. He received the equivalent of an American master’s degree at 18 years old from the Sorbonne (which became the University of Paris). He was married to Maria Sklodowska (popularly referred to as Marie Curie), who was a student in his lab. They worked together on their radioactivity research. They also had two daughters: Irene Joliot Curie, who became a physicist and chemist and Eve Curie, a writer and journalist.
He jointly received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with Marie and French engineer/physicist, Henri Becquerel. He also won the Davy Medal, Matteucci Medal and Elliot Cresson Medal.
He died after a horse-drawn cart fractured his skull when he slipped on the street on April 19, 1906.
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Famous quotes by Pierre Curie
Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful.Pierre Curie
F.A.Q. about Pierre Curie
When is his birthday?
Pierre Curie's birthday is on May 15, 1859.
In how many days is his birthday?
Pierre's birthday is in 352 days
How old was Pierre when he died?
He was 46 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 19, 1906.
How old would he be today?
Pierre Curie would be 163 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Pierre from?
He was born in Paris, France.
Pierre Curie's Popularity
Pierre Curie was a famous French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, who was born on May 15, 1859. As a person born on this date, Pierre Curie is listed in our database as the 49th most popular celebrity for the day (May 15) and the 4th most popular for the year (1859).
People born on May 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Pierre Curie is the 1530th most popular Taurus.
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