He was a french Physicist and a nobel laureate. he discovered radioactivity in uranium. He was the son of alexander Becquerel, who studied light and phosphorescence. he was the grandson of one of the founders of electrochemistry.
He was born in Paris. He became a professor of Physics at the museum of Natural History. He discovered radioactivity accidentally while researching on fluorescence. He proved that uranium must give off its own energy which became know as radioactivity.
He also conducted important research on phosphorescence, spectroscopy, and absorption of light. His work include Recherches sur la phosphorescence and Decouverte des radiations invisibles emises par l'uranium.