Becquerel, Ed., 1820-1891Alternative names
French physicist who discovered the paramagnetism of liquid oxygen. He was particularly interested in fluorescence, and collaborated with his father Antoine Becquerel on research in the areas of magnetism, optics, and electricity. Not only was Edmond the second son of physicist Antoine Becquerel (his brother Louis was the first); he was also the father of physicist Henri Becquerel. In fact, four generations of Becquerels were educated at the École Polytechnique and became professors of physics at the French Museum of Natural History. Edmond was also a member of Académie des sciences.
From the description of Excerpts from La lumière, ses causes et ses effects , 1867. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 697671765
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