Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck

1858 - 1947

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Max Planck initiated the study of quantum mechanics when he announced in 1900 his theoretical research into the radiation and absorption of heat/light by a black body.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (15 books/articles)

Some Quotations (4)

A Poster of Max Planck

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Planck's Nobel lecture
  2. Max Planck: The Nature of Light
  3. Max Planck: Quantum Theory
  4. Walter Ledermann's memoir
  5. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Max Planck
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Nobel Prize1918
Fellow of the Royal Society1926
Royal Society Copley Medal1929
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1937
Lunar featuresCrater Planck


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  1. Nobel prizes site (A biography of Planck and his Nobel prize presentation speech)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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