Volume: Vol4, Issue 3/2015

Published on: Sep 2015

Contains 15 articles

Alexandru Proca (1897 - 1955), internationally renowned scientist, unknown in Romania

 

Authors

DORIN N. POENARU *,1,2

 

Affiliation

1Institutul Naţional de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizică şi Inginerie Nucleară “Horia Hulubei”
2Institutul Naţional de Fizică şi Inginerie Nucleară „Horia Hulubei”

 

 

Alexandru Proca was a Romanian engineer and a French physicist who left Romania when he was 26. In 1925 he graduated Faculty of Science at Sorbonne University and in 1930 he was naturalized French citizen. He became famous in 1936 when he published Proca's equations of the massive vector boson field. Proca is considered the founder of modern school of French theoretical physics due to the Proca Seminar (1946-1955) at the Poincaré Institute. After a short chronology we present a brief biography and few notions of relativistic quantum fields, particularly the Proca field.

 

Keywords

Proca equation, Famous French physicists born in Romania, Romanian Engineers

Pages

224-230

 

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