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Léon Rosenfeld (14 August 1904 – 23 March 1974[1]) was a Belgian physicist. He obtained a PhD at the University of Liege in 1926, and he was a collaborator of the physicist Niels Bohr. He did early work in quantum electrodynamics that predates by two decades the work by Dirac and Bergmann[2]. He coined the name lepton[3]. In 1949 Léon Rosenfeld was awarded the Francqui Prize for Exact Sciences.


  1. ^ Léon Rosenfeld’s Marxist defense of complementarity, by Anja Skaar Jacobsen [1]
  2. ^ Leon Rosenfeld and the challenge of the vanishing momentum in quantum electrodynamics, by Donald Salisbury [2]
  3. ^ Rosenfeld, Léon (1948). Nuclear Forces. Interscience Publishers, New York, xvii.


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