1858 – Planck – bio

Max Planck was born in 1858 in Kiel, Germany and was the physicist responsible for creating the beginnings of quantum theory. Planck was working on a description of electromagnetic radiation when he discovered that energy is only radiated in discrete bundles, or quanta. A constant derived from the equation he produced is now known as “Planck’s constant”.

PRECURSOR:
1791 – Faraday
1822 – Clausius
1824 – Kirchoff
1831 – Maxwell
1844 – Boltzmann

CONCURRENT:
1853 – Lorentz
1885 – Bohr
1887 – Schrodinger
1892 – de Broglie
1879 – Einstein
1900 – Pauli
1901 – Heisenberg

SUBSEQUENT:
1913 – quantum theory

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