from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Broglie, Louis Victor de 1892-1987. French physicist who demonstrated (1927) that particles exhibit wavelike properties, thus establishing the field of wave mechanics. He won a 1929 Nobel Prize.

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  • n. French nuclear physicist who generalized the wave-particle duality by proposing that particles of matter exhibit wavelike properties (1892-1987)


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  • Secret du Roi, the name Broglie to that of Chaumont, or else the words ‘Good Friday’ had made me think of

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  • The discovery of wave-particle duality in 1924 (by Louis de Broglie) and quantum uncertainty in 1927 (by Heisenberg) made quantum physics as much a branch of philosophy as science, stirring arguments that continue to the present day about how to interpret what the equations are telling us.

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  • Owner Prince Louis Albert de Broglie pronounced de broy is a modern-day nobleman, preserving the heritage of Deyrolle.

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  • "Deyrolle always received artists," from Surrealist writer Andre Breton to Salvador Dali given a cameo comeback in Allen's film, de Broglie said.

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  • Millikan dropped his Italian oil dressing. de Broglie mostly just stood in the corner and waved.

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  • Edouard de Broglie described the concept as a "very interesting sensory experience" as well as a role reversal.

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  • The virtue of this approach is the extremely high frequency of a cesium atom's de Broglie wave – some 3×1025Hz.

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  • It was so humiliating for me to have to cook such loathsome dishes that when Monsieur de Broglie the State Councilor on the first floor intervened, (an intervention he described to his wife as being "courteous but firm," whose only intention was to rid our communal habitat of such plebeian effluvia), it came as an immense relief, one I concealed as best I could beneath an expression of reluctant compliance.

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  • Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, a former banker who created a national conservatory with 650 varieties of tomatoes at his chateau, had bought the financially troubled Deyrolle in 2001 and eventually restored it to solvency.

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  • "Via Vortex" by John Meaney takes place in a world where the Germans came to control "Amerika" and force Einstein to flee to France where he hooked up with de Broglie.

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