Henri Becquerel - Discovers Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity on the 1st of March, 1896.  Like so many other important discoveries, this one was also accidental.

In this now-rare clip from a Disney program, Dr. Heinz Haber (shown, on the left side of this NASA photo, with Dr Wernher von Braun) - uses animation and other graphics to explain the significance of Becquerel's discovery.

In 1903, Becquerel shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Marie and Pierre Curie.

Media Credits

Video clip from Our Friend the Atom, a 1957 Disney production, online courtesy banyt's channel at YouTube.  Copyright Walt Disney Company, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for education purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the old program.


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