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1913–1921: From the Second to the Third Council

The structure of matter — Atoms and electrons
  • Pierre Marage
  • Grégoire Wallenborn
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Part of the Science Networks · Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 22)

Abstract

The first Council in 1911 had made clear the need for a new physics, which would introduce a principle of discontinuity into the microscopic world. Ten years later, from the 1st – 6th April, 1921, the third Physics Council was to take place. The crucial advances made during this period can be summed up as follows: on the one hand, there was considerable progress on understanding the structure of the atom, notably thanks to Rutherford, and on the other, what might be called “the old theory of quanta” was updated, chiefly by Bohr, to take into account the emission of radiation by atoms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Marage
    • 1
  • Grégoire Wallenborn
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences — CP 230Université Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Institut de Philosophie — CP 175Université Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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