Ten fun facts about Louis Victor de Broglie
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In his 1924 PhD thesis, he postulated the wave nature of electrons and suggested that all matter has wave properties. This concept is eventually known as wave-particle duality or the de Broglie hypothesis.
He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1929
Louis de Broglie was the sixteenth member elected to occupy seat 1 of the Académie française in 1944.
In addition to strictly scientific work, de Broglie thought and wrote about the philosophy of science, including the value of modern scientific discoveries.Fact 5
He served as Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences.Fact 6
Louis de Broglie was born to a noble family in Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, younger son of Victor, 5th duc de Broglie.Fact 7
He became the 7th duc de Broglie upon the death without heir in 1960 of his older brother, Maurice, 6th duc de Broglie, also a physicist.Fact 8
He did not marry. When he died in Louveciennes, he was succeeded as duke by a distant cousin, Victor-François, 8th duc de Broglie.Fact 9
De Broglie was awarded a post as counselor to the French High Commission of Atomic Energy in 1945 for his efforts to bring industry and science closer together.Fact 10
With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, he offered his services to the army in the development of radio communications. Go to more people facts ❯
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