Louis Debroglie

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Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
Dieppe, France
Death Date
Mar 15, 1987 (94)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1892
Birthplace
Dieppe, France
Death Date
Mar 15, 1987 (94)

About

Physicist whose discovery that matter had wave properties (wave-particle duality) was crucial to quantum physics and led to him winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929. In 1942, he became the secretary of the Academie des sciences, a centuries-old French scientific society.

Before Fame

During World War I, he worked on developing radio communication for the army.

Trivia

In 1961 he received the title of Knight of the Grand Cross in the Légion d'honneur.

Family Life

He had an older brother, Maurice de Broglie.

Associated With

He based his theory of electron waves off of Albert Einstein's work on light.