Nobel Prize 1929 in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1929 was awarded to Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie “for his discovery of the wave nature of electrons.”

Louis de Broglie, in full Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc de Broglie ( 1892 – 1987 ) was a French physicist who made groundbreaking contributions to quantum theory.

In his 1924 PhD thesis he postulated the wave nature of electrons and suggested that all matter has wave properties. he changed our understanding of how the universe works by developing a theory for the wave-particle duality of electrons.

This concept is known as the de Broglie hypothesis, an example of wave-particle duality, and forms a central part of the theory of quantum mechanics.

„The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and … there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover.“ Louis de Broglie,

The history of science shows that the progress of science has constantly been hampered by the tyrannical influence of certain conceptions that finally came to be considered as dogma.“ Louis de Broglie,

„Two seemingly incompatible conceptions can each represent an aspect of the truth … They may serve in turn to represent the facts without ever entering into direct conflict.“ Louis de Broglie,

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Compiled by : ram H singhal : for Tuesday Science Blog : Mind of Zero