Broglie, Maurice, duc de

Broglie, Maurice, duc de,

1875–1960, French physicist; brother of Louis Victor, duc de BroglieBroglie, Louis Victor, duc de,
1892–1987, French physicist. In 1928 he became professor in the faculty of sciences, Univ. of Paris. It was known from the earlier quantum theory that light waves sometimes exhibited a particlelike behavior.
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. His contributions include notable work on X rays and in atomic physics, radioactivity, and electricity. He became a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1924 and of the French Academy in 1934.