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Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie Bio of de Broglie De Broglie was born August 15 1892 He is the son of Victor Duc de Broglie and Pauline dArmallie He studied at the Lycee Janson of Sailly he graduated from there in 1909 He got his degree in history in 1910 He gained his science degree in in 1913 after discovering he had a great liking for the sciences De Broglie in the army He was conscripted for military services and posted to the wireless section of the army where he remained for the remaining of the war from 1914-1918 During his time in the war he was stationed in the Eiffel Tower where he devoted his spare time to the study oh technical problems Once the war ended De Broglie resumed his studies of general Physics De Broglie post-war While following his older brothers steps de Broglie he specialized in theoretical physics and in the study of problems involving quanta In 1924 at the Faculty of Sciences in Paris University he delivered a thesis Recherches sur la Theorie des Quanta Researches on the quantum theory which gained him his doctors degree De Broglies Thesis If light waves can behave like a stream of particlesphotons then perhaps particles such as electrons can posses wave properties According to de Broglie an electron bound to the nucleus behaves like standing waves Standing waves can be generated by plucking say a guitar string The waves are described as standing or stationary because they do not travel along the string Some points on the string called nodes do not move at all that is the amplitude of the wave at these points is zero There is a node at each end and there may be nodes between the ends The greater the frequency of the vibration the shorter the wavelength of the standing wave and the greater
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