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Peter Debye

Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist
Peter Debye

Peter Joseph William Debye (March 24, 1884November 2, 1966) was a Dutch physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate.


  • Mathematical physics is in the first place physics and it could not exist without experimental investigations.
    • Inaugural lecture for his professorship of mathematical physics at the University of Utrecht (1913), as quoted by Davies, Mansel. Peter Joseph Wilhelm Debye: 1884-1966. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, Vol. 16 (1970).

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