Science: Youth & Atoms

Naming three Nobel prizewinners in physics last week, the Swedish Academy of Science paid tribute to the ability of young men and the importance of small things. Oldest of the three prizemen is Dr. Erwin Schrodinger, 46, who shares this year's award with Dr. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac. Dr. Dirac is only 31, as is Dr. Werner Heisenberg, to whom went the belated 1932 award.* All three have been busy prying into the unimaginably small interior of the atom.

Eight years ago an astute French theorist named Louis de Broglie enlarged and vastly...

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