Becquerel, Ed., 1820-1891

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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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creatorOf Becquerel, Ed., 1820-1891. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Hawes, Lloyd E.,. Lloyd E. Hawes collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Athénée des arts de Paris letters, 1792-1853, 1792-1853 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Becquerel, Ed., 1820-1891. Excerpts from La lumière, ses causes et ses effects , 1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Becquerel, M. (Antoine César) 1788-1878. Meteorological notes, 1909-1910. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Becquerel, Henri, 1852-1908. person
associatedWith Berthier, Pierre, 1782-1861 person
associatedWith Blainville, H. -M. Ducrotay de, (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850 person
associatedWith Burndy Library, corporateBody
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Dunoyer, Charles, 1786-1862 person
associatedWith Hammer, William Joseph, 1858-1934, person
associatedWith Maindron, Ernest, 1838-1908. person
associatedWith Pingard. person
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Birth 1820-03-24

Death 1891-05-11





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