The notion of a pilot wave was first proposed by Louis de Broglie (1892–1987) in his doctorate thesis in 1924  and eventually published in 1927 . Earlier experiments on the ► photoelectric effect showed the need to introduce the notion of a ‘packet’ of electromagnetic energy, the photon, into what had till then been thought to be a purely wave phenomena. How then was it possible to bring together the particle and the wave, two apparently contradictory physical notions into one theory?
KeywordsHide Variable Wave Phenomenon Wave Mechanics Quantum Phenomenon Photoelectric Effect
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