In 1903, he shared the [[Nobel Prize in Physics]] with [[Pierre Curie|Pierre]] and [[Marie Curie]] "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity".
==Honors and awards==
[[Image:Becquerel plate.jpg|thumb|right|Image of Becquerel's photographic plate which has been fogged by exposure to radiation from a uranium salt. The shadow of a metal [[Maltese Cross (symbol)|Maltese Cross]] placed between the plate and the uranium salt is clearly visible.]]
In 1908, the year of his death, Becquerel was elected Permanent Secretary of the [[Académie des Sciences]]. He died at the age of 55 in [[Le Croisic]].
The [[SI]] unit for radioactivity, the [[becquerel]] (Bq), is named after him. There is a crater called [[Becquerel (lunar crater)|Becquerel]] on the Moon and also a crater called [[Becquerel (Martian crater)|Becquerel]] on Mars.
He also received the following awards besides the [[Nobel Prize for Physics]] (1903):
*[[Rumford Medal]] (1900)
*[[Helmholtz Medal]] (1901)