1892 – de Broglie – bio

Louis de Broglie was born in Dieppe, France in 1892 and was a physicist. He was known primarily for creating the “de Broglie hypothesis”, which associates wavelength characteristics with any moving particle or object. At the time, electrons were being defined mostly as particles, although there had been some evidence developed of both particle and wave behavior associated with them. De Broglie discovered a relationship between the energy of momentum and the frequency and wavelength of particles. This relationship seemed to match and explain the discrete energy levels Bohr had found in electrons which formed the base of quantum theory.

PRECURSOR:
1834 – Mendeleev
1856 – Thomson (JJ)
1858 – Planck

CONCURRENT:
1871 – Rutherford
1879 – Einstein
1885 – Bohr
1887 – Schrodinger
1900 – Pauli
1902 – Dirac

SUBSEQUENT:
Bohm

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