Louis de Broglie (1892-1987) was a French physicist who studied history as an undergraduate in early 1910s. His interest turned to science as a result of his assignment to radio communications in World War I. He received hos Dr. Sc. from the University of Paris in 1924. He was professor of theoretical physics at the University of Paris from 1932 until his retirement in 1962. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929.