'''Pierre Curie''' (15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French [[Physics|physicist]], a pioneer in [[crystallography]], [[magnetism]], [[piezoelectricity]] and [[radioactivity]], and Nobel laureate. He was the son of [[Dr. Eugène Curie]] ''(28 August 1827 – 25 February 1910)'' and Sophie-Claire Depouilly Curie ''(15 January 1832 – 27 September 1897)''. In 1903 he received the [[Nobel Prize in Physics]] with his wife, [[Marie Curie|Maria Salomea Skłodowska-Curie]], and [[Henri Becquerel]], "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel".
Born in Paris, France, Pierre was educated by his father, Eugène (28 August 1827 – 25 February 1910), and in his early teens showed a strong aptitude for mathematics and geometry. By the age of 18 he had completed the equivalent of a higher degree, but did not proceed immediately to a doctorate due to lack of money. Instead he worked as a laboratory instructor.