Max Planck





Max Planck

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born
in Kiel, Germany
April 23, 1858

died
October 04, 1947

gender
male

genre

influences


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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

Planck made many contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame rests primarily on his role as originator of the quantum theory. This theory revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic processes, just as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity revolutionized the understanding of space and time. Together they constitute the fundamental theories of 20th-century physics.


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Eight Lectures on Theoretic...
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Where is Science Going?
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Scientific Autobiography an...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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Treatise on Thermodynamics
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1905 — 8 editions
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A Survey of Physical Theory
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The Theory of Heat Radiatio...
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Original Papers In Quantum ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1972
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L'image du monde dans la ph...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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فلسفه فیزیک
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“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
Max Planck, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers

“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”
Max Planck, Where is Science Going?

“It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.”
Max Planck, Where is Science Going?