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  Max Planck - MSN Encarta
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born in Kiel on April 23, 1858, and educated at the universities of Munich and Berlin.
Planck's law states that the energy of each quantum is equal to the frequency of the radiation multiplied by the universal constant.
Planck's discoveries, which were later verified by other scientists, were the basis of an entirely new field of physics, known as quantum mechanics, and provided a foundation for research in such fields as atomic energy.
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 Max Planck
Born in Kiel, Germany, on 23 April, 1858, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, was the sixth child of a professor of law at the University of Kiel.
Max's father took up a position at the University of Munich in 1867 and due to this move, Max Planck went to school at the Maximilian Gymnasium, where, as a result of lessons given by his teacher, Hermann Muller he seems to have developed a strong interest in maths and physics.
Max Planck was totally devastated by this final tragedy and eventually died at Gottingen on 4th October 1947.
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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born on April 23, 1858, in Kiel, Germany, the sixth child of a distinguished jurist and professor of law at the University of Kiel.
Planck was particularly attracted to the formula found in 1896 by his colleague Wilhelm Wien at the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (PTR) in Berlin-Charlottenburg, and he subsequently made a series of attempts to derive "Wien's law" on the basis of the second law of thermodynamics.
Planck became permanent secretary of the mathematics and physics sections of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1912 and held that position until 1938; he was also president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society (now the Max Planck Society) from 1930 to 1937.
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 Max Planck
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born on 23 April in Kiel Germany.
Planck was deeply impressed by the law of conservation of energy and he became convinced that the second law of termodynamics was an absolute law of nature.
Planck was very reluctant to introduce his revolutionary idea on the quantisation of energy, and only by being forced by pure logic did he do so.
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 Max Planck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was one of the most important German physicists of the late 19th and early 20th century; he is considered to be the founder of quantum theory.
Max Born wrote about Planck: "He was by nature and by the tradition of his family conservative, averse to revolutionary novelties and sceptical towards speculations.
In 1938, Planck celebrated his eightieth birthday; the DPG held an official celebration, during which the Max-Planck medal (founded as the highest medal by the DPG in 1928) was awarded to French physicist Louis de Broglie - one year before the outbreak of a new war between France and Germany.
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 Max Planck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Max Planck was born in Kiel to Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck and his second wife, Emma Patzig.
Planck was able to deduce the relationship between the energy and the frequency of radiation.
On 1 April 1946, Planck was succeeded as president of the KWG by Otto Hahn.
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 Max Planck
In 1899 Max Planck became a professor at the University of Berlin, after nine years at the University of Munich and Kiel University, in Germany.
Planck was as steeped in traditional physics as his colleagues, but he had an open mind.
Planck found that the energy radiated from a heated body is exactly proportional to the wavelength of its radiation.
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 Biography of Max Planck
Planck entered the University of Munich in the fall of 1874 and transferred to the University of Berlin in 1877 where his intellectual capacities were brought to a focus as the result of his independent study of Rudolf Clausius' writings on thermodynamics.
Planck was a revolutionary in a sense because he became a theoretical physicist at a time when theoretical physics was not yet recognized as a discipline in its own right.
Planck's oldest son, Karl, was killed in action in 1916, his daughter Margarete died in childbirth in 1917, and another daughter, Emma also died in childbirth in 1919.
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 Max Planck
Max Planck, the son of a professor of law, was born in Kiel, Germany, on 23rd April, 1858.
Planck researched into the manner in which heated bodies radiate energy led him to argue that energy is emitted only in indivisible amounts, called "quanta", the magnitudes of which are proportional to the frequency of the radiation.
Planck's theories were in conflict with classical physics and his work is said to have marked the commencement of modern science.
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 Max-Planck-Exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In 1896 Wilhelm Wien, a member of the staff at that institution, was the first to suggest a law that seemed to be empirically supported, describing the spectral distribution of energy as a function of temperature.
For his theoretical derivation of the radiation law Planck had had to revise his earlier physical assumptions completely-among other things he had to assume that the energy e is not a continuous quantity but a discrete one, proportional to its frequency n (e = hn).
The introduction of a natural constant h, the Planck quantum of action, was a radically bold assumption, since it contradicted the basic assumption of classical physics that nature did not make any leaps.
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 Max Planck Biography | World of Physics
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born on April 23, 1858, in Kiel, Germany.
Planck's tenure at Münich was interrupted by illness in 1875.
Planck's own prestige allowed him to speak out against the rise of Nazism in Germany in the 1930s, but his enemies eventually managed to have him removed from his position at the Max Planck Society in 1937.
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 Max Planck
Max Planck (1858-1947) is one of the "founding fathers" of modern physics.
When the genius of Max Planck flung himself to simplification in explaining the essence of religion and its diversity – because that is the topic of previous paragraphs – he had not found support in mathematics and that is why, as it seems to me, he simplified the situation excessively.
If Max Planck is complaining that the cause of religious wars was the interchange of belief in omnipotent god by its manifestations, I would suggest a much more effective solution: not to believe in any unproven claims, not to believe in omnipotent god.
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 Max Planck - Biography
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was born in Kiel, Germany, on April 23, 1858, the son of Julius Wilhelm and Emma (née Patzig) Planck.
Planck was able to deduce the relationship between the ener gy and the frequency of radiation.
Planck faced a troubled and tragic period in his life during the period of the Nazi government in Germany, when he felt it his duty to remain in his country but was openly opposed to some of the Government's policies, particularly as regards the persecuti on of the Jews.
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 Planck, Max (1858-1947) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Planck believed that this quantization applied only to the absorption and emission of energy by matter, not to electromagnetic waves themselves.
Planck received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918 for his quantum theory after it had been successfully applied to the photoelectric effect
Planck showed there were difficulties in relating the statistical theory of molecular motion to the thermodynamical approach.
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Planck began studying flbody radiation in 1897 and discovered that at long wavelengths it did not obey the distribution laws given by Wilhelm Wien.
The quantum theory--which gained Planck the Nobel Prize for physics in 1918--was used by Albert Einstein to explain (1905) the photoelectric effect and by Niels Bohr to propose (1913) a model of the atom with quantized electronic states; the theory was later developed into quantum mechanics.
Planck mastered every aspect of physics from thermodynamics and electrodynamics to relativity and also wrote extensively on the philosophy of science.
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 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Max Planck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Max Planck was told that there was nothing new to be discovered in physics.
Planck, a conservative man, was not trying to revolutionize physics at all, just to explain the particular phenomenon he was studying.
Planck was an extremely successful physicist, receiving the Nobel Prize in 1919, but his personal life was marked by tragedy.
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 Cosmic Baseball Association-Max Planck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck born, raised, and educated in Germany, is one of the founders of modern science.
Planck's initial theory and the work carried on by other physicists, such as Niels Bohr and Paul Dirac, basically redefined the nature of physics.
Planck was 42 in 1900 when his original groundbreaking work was completed.
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 Max Planck
Max Planck was a German physicist who lived between 1858-1947.
Many of Planck's ideas were later used by Einstein when he developed his theory of relativity.
Planck believed that the physical universe exists independently of humans and that we have no control over the laws of nature.
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 Max Planck Biography | World of Chemistry
Max Planck is best known as one of the founders of the quantum theory of physics.
Planck also made important contributions in the fields of thermodynamics, relativity, and the philosophy of science.
Planck's suggestion was that the heat energy radiated by a fl body be thought of as a stream of "energy bundles," the magnitude of which is a function of the wavelength of the radiation.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Planck, Max   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute until 1987 when he joined the staff at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
He was a professor at the Technical Univ. of Munich (1980-85) and then director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics.
IGEN to Collaborate in Germany with New Max Planck Institute.
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Planck began studying fl body radiation in 1897 and discovered that at very short wavelengths it did not obey the distribution laws given by Wilhelm Wien.
Initially Planck was not comfortable with this explanation and fully expected the idea to be disproved by further research.
Instead quantum theory, which gained Planck the Nobel Prize for physics in 1918, was used by Albert Einstein to explain (1905) the photoelectric effect and by Niels Bohr to propose (1913) a model of the atom with quantified electronic states; the theory was later developed into quantum mechanics.
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 Planck - Home Page
Planck was selected as the third Medium-Sized Mission (M3) of ESA's Horizon 2000 Scientific Programme, and is today part of its Cosmic Vision Programme.
Planck will provide a major source of information relevant to several cosmological and astrophysical issues, such as testing theories of the early universe and the origin of cosmic structure.
After the mission was selected and approved (in late 1996), it was renamed in honor of the German scientist Max Planck (1858-1947), Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918.
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 Max-Planck-Exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Neither Max Planck nor his contemporaries immediately recognized the full import of the hypothesis that energy was quantized-some physicists even thought that they could dismiss the term h as a mathematical fiction.
How deep the contradiction was to the former physics only became clear with the developments of the next few years.
Planck did not contribute significantly toward the development of his quantum hypothesis into quantum physics.
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 Chapter 2: Max Planck's Revolutionary Hypothesis
It speaks well of Planck's intellectual honesty that he was able to accept the reality of what he discovered, even though he found the consequences of his discoveries distasteful and unpleasant for the rest of his life.
Young Max was very bright, and had a variety of fields from which to choose to study for his professional life.
Planck chose physics because he felt that it was the field in which he was most likely to do some original work.
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 Physics.org - Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Max Planck was working on the problem of how the radiation an object emits is related to its temperature.
This constant came to be known as Planck's constant, or h, and it has the value.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858 - 1947) studied thermodynamics in particular examining the distribution of energy according to wavelength.
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