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Pierre Curie

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Dates

May 15, 1859 – April 19, 1906

Authorized Form of Name

Curie, Pierre, 1859-1906

Additional Forms of Names

Curie, P. (Pierre), 1859-1906

Biography

Abstract

Pierre Curie was a nuclear physicist at the École municipale de physique et de chimie industrielles (Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry), Paris, France. He along with Henri Becquerel and his wife Marie Curie were awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."

Important Dates

May 15, 1859Birth, Paris (France).

1878Obtained Licenciateship in Physics, Sorbonne (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

1878 – 1906Demonstrator (1878-1882); Supervisor (1882-1895); Professor of Physics (1895-1900); Professor in the Faculty of Sciences (1900-1904); and Titular Professor (1904-1906), Sorbonne (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

1895Obtained Doctorate in Science, Sorbonne (Université de Paris), Paris (France).

1903Awarded Davy Medal with wife Marie Curie, Royal Society.

1903Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with 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".

1904Awarded Matteucci Medal with Marie Curie.

April 19, 1906Death, Paris (France).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Paris (France)

Undergraduate Education

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Paris (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Death

Paris (France)

Subjects

Crystallography.

Ferromagnetism.

Magnetism.

Nuclear physics.

Radioactivity.

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Family

Curie, Marie, 1867-1934

Wife. Awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Becquerel "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

Son-in-law, married to daughter, Irene.

Joliot-Curie, Irène

Daughter.

Langevin-Joliot, Helene, 1927-

Granddaughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Becquerel, Henri, 1852-1908

Awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics along with M. Curie "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."

Langevin, Paul, 1872-1946

Advised by Curie at École Normale Supérieure, Paris (ENS Paris).

Lippmann, M. (Gabriel), 1845-1921

Advisor at Paris-Sorbonne University.

Additional

Barbo, Loïc

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Claude, Georges

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Duane, William, 1872-1935

Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de

Huggins, William, Sir, 1824-1910

Jaffé, George Cecil

Kellogg, Charlotte

Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937

Liveing, George Downing, 1827-1924.

Meloney, William Brown

Néel, Louis, 1904-

Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-

Pflaum, Rosalynd

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

Radvanyi, P. (Pierre)

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940

Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

Institutions

Major Positions

Universite de Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne

Obtained Licenciateship (1878) and Doctorate in Science (1895). Demonstrator; Supervisor; Professor of Physics; Professor in the Faculty of Sciences; and Titular Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Awarded 1903 Davy Medal with wife Marie Curie.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Pierre Curie papers, 1891-1906.

Départment des manuscrits

Bibliothèque nationale

Paris, France

Subject

9 letters, Upper Tulse Hill and the Athenaeum, London to G. D. Liveing/William Huggins. 1904-1906.

Library

Science Museum (Great Britain)

Imperial College Road, London SW7 5NH, England, UK

Curie and Joliot-Curie Archives, 1914-1958.

Association Frederic et Irene Joliot-Curie

11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris CEDEX 05

George C. Jaffé papers, 1902-1962.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Georges Claude papers.

In private hands

contact: Robert Boizard 33, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France

Marie Curie - A 150th Birthday Celebration [sound recording], 2017 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Léon Brillouin, 1962 March 29 and 3 April.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert W. Wood papers, 1838-1942.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stephen T. Lockwood, c.1874-1971 letters, 1902-1938.

Research Library, Archives

Buffalo Museum of Science

Humbolt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211, USA

William Duane correspondence with K. T. Compton, Marie and Pierre Curie, Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, and J. J. Thomson, 1905-1933.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Le radium: Célébration du vingt-cinquième anniversaire de sa découverte (1898-1923)/ La Fondation Curie.

Œuvres de Pierre Curie: publiées par les soins de la Société française de physique.

Subject

Analogies entre les principes de Carnot, Mayer & Curie/ par Paul Renaud …

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Pierre Curie.

Grand obsession: Madame Curie and her world/ Rosalynd Pflaum.

Les Curie: pionniers de l'atome/ Pierre Radvanyi.

Pierre Curie Nobel Prize biography.

Pierre Curie, 1859-1906: le rêve scientifique/ par Loïc Barbo.

Pierre Curie/ Anna Hurwic; préface de Pierre-Gilles de Gennes.

Pierre Curie/ by Marie Curie, translated by Charlotte and Vernon Kellogg, with an introduction by Mrs. William Brown Meloney, and autobiographical notes by Marie Curie …

Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris, 1967. [Octobre-décembre. Catalogue par Marie-Louise Concasty. Préface par Étienne Dennery.].

Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love and fallout / by Lauren Redniss.