About Radioactivity

Radioactivity is a curious phenomenon indeed, the fact that certain materials can break up spontaneously and relsease a radiation of smaller particles. Discovered in the late 1890s by scientists Becquerel and Curie, it has since had numerous applications in a variety of fields such as medical treatment, power generation and defense. Some drama productions have come out recently regarding this topic, including the movie Radioactive highlighting the life of Madame Curie (played by Rosamund Pike) and the HBO mini-series Chernobyl showing the nuclear catastrophe which happened back in 1986.