Louis De Broglie Facts

Louis De Broglie Facts
Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc de Broglie (August 15, 1892 to March 19, 1987) was a French physicist. His 1924 PhD thesis he announced the wave nature of electrons and suggested that all matter has wave properties. The de Broglie hypothesis is central to the theory of quantum mechanics.
Interesting Louis De Broglie Facts:
Louis de Broglie was born into a noble family in Dieppe and he became ducin 1960 when his older brother died.
His first degree was in history but he earned subsequent degrees in mathematics and physics.
In 1924 he published his doctoral thesis, Recherches sur la theorie des quanta (Research on the Theory of the Quanta) which included his wave-particle duality theory.
Because the material was new the examiners were unsure of its validity and gave the paper to Albert Einstein.
Einstein concurred and de Broglie received his PhD in Physics.
De Broglie theory that any moving particle or object had an associated wave led to the creation of the new field of wave mechanics and earned him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929.
He wrote several works on the philosophy of science and the value of scientific discoveries.
He studied the hidden thermodynamics of isolated particles and his theory brings back the uncertainty principle.
In 1929 he was awarded the Henri Poincare Medal and in 1932 received the Albert i of Monaco Prize.
In 1933 he was elected a member of the Academie des sciences and on October 12, 1944 he was elected to the Academie francaise.
In 1934 he theorized that the photon is equivalent to the fusion of two neutrinos and that both have mass at rest.
In 1938 he was awarded the Max Planck Medal.
In 1952 he received UNESCO's first Kalinga Prize for his work in popularizing science.
In 1961 he became a Knight of the Grand Cross in the Legion d'honneur.


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