Max Planck

Max Planck was a German theoretical physicist who is considered the father of quantum theory. His work on black-body radiation led to the development of Planck's constant, which is a fundamental constant in quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 for his contributions to the field.


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  1. 1. The Origin And Development Of The Quantum Theory

    This book presents a concise exploration of the early development of quantum theory by one of its founding fathers. It outlines the initial challenges faced by classical physics in explaining certain phenomena, particularly the distribution of energy in black-body radiation, which led to the groundbreaking introduction of the quantum hypothesis. The author discusses the quantization of energy and its implications for the field of physics, providing insights into the theoretical underpinnings and mathematical formulations that define quantum mechanics. This work is seminal in illustrating the shift from classical to modern physics, highlighting the innovative thinking and scientific rigor that propelled the advancement of quantum theory.

    The 7062nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers

    This book is a compilation of the author's scientific autobiography and other scientific papers, providing an insightful look into his life and work. The author, a prominent physicist, discusses his contributions to quantum theory and his experiences during World War II. The book also includes his thoughts on philosophy and religion, and how they intersect with his scientific work. This collection provides an intimate look into the mind of one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.

    The 7324th Greatest Book of All Time