Henri Bequerel, French physicist

Henri Bequerel, French physicist

H402/0425 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only THIS IMAGE MAY NOT BE USED TO STATE OR IMPLY THE ENDORSEMENT BY AIP OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE

Caption: Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), French physicist and discoverer of radioactivity. He placed a sample of pitchblende, an ore of uranium, on a covered photographic sheet, and noticed that it darkened the film. He realised that "Becquerel rays" must have been responsible, and that they were a property of the atoms of the material. His work led to the discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie, and with them he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1903, atomic, atoms, becquerel, black-and-white, dead, french, frenchman, henri, laureate, male, man, monochrome, nobel prize, nuclear, nucleus, physicist, physics, portraits, radiation, radioactive, radioactivity, recipient, surname b, winner

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.