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Broglie, Louis Victor Pierre Raymond, Prince de (Louis)

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Physicists


1892 - He was born in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime), on the 15th of August.

1924-1932 - De Broglie taught theoretical physics in the University of Paris; he occupied the chair in that subject.

1933 - Louis de Broglie became a member of the Académie des sciences.

1934 - He was received as a member by his own brother Maurice.

1942 - He was the academy's perpetual secretary.

1944 - On the 12th of October, he was elected to the Académie française, replacing mathematician Émile Picard.

1945 - De Broglie was awarded a post as counselor to the French High Commission of Atomic Energy for his efforts to bring industry and science closer together.

1952-1953 - UNESCO awarded him the first Kalinga Prize for his work in popularizing scientific knowledge, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London on 23 April.

1961 - He received the title of Knight of the Grand Cross in the Légion d'honneur.

1987 - He died on the 19th of March.


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