Marcel Brillouin

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Marcel Louis Brillouin (photo from 1895).

Marcel Louis Brillouin (born December 19, 1854 in Melle (Deux-Sèvres) , † June 16, 1948 in Paris ) was a French physicist .

life and work

Shortly after the birth of Marcel Brillouin, his family moved to Paris, where he later attended the Lycée Condorcet . During the Franco-Prussian War , the family then fled to Melle again. After the war he attended the École normal supérieure from 1874 to 1878 and then became a physics assistant at the Collège de France , where he also received his doctorate in 1881 . He then spent several years organizing state exams for mathematicians ( concours d'agrégation ) at various locations (Nancy 1880–1882, Dijon, Toulouse) before returning to the École Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1888. From 1900 to 1931 he held a professorship for mathematical physics at the Collège de France. In 1921 he was elected a member of the Académie des Sciences . He was a participant in the first four Solvay conferences in Brussels.

His son was the physicist Léon Brillouin .

Jean Coulomb is one of his students .

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