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) was a pioneer in the study of atomic radiation
Together with his wife, Marie Curie, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1903:
"in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel."
He died in a carriage accident in April 1906 after having his head crushed under the carriage wheel, thereby avoiding probable death by radiation poisoning, which later killed his wife.
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