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					    Max
   Planck

The man behind the madness of
      quantum theory.
            Julius Wilhelm and Emma Planck


     Jurist and law professor at Kiel


 Extreme devotion to Prussia
Inspiration
  Julius appointed to University of Munich

          Hermann Müller

                       Rudolf Clausius

      Kirchhoff ?
Classical Philology,          Difficult
     Physics,                 Career
         Or Music?            Choices



           Hiking&Climbing


     Greatest Originality?
The student doesn’t always surpass
the teacher, sometimes he succeeds
him…
 1879-Planck graduates
     1880-Lecturer at Munich
          1885-Assistant Professor at Kiel
               1889-Kirchhoff dies
  Planck appointed to University of Berlin
                     1892-Full Professor
So what did he really do…
  Early work- thermodynamics
    Wrote on entropy, thermoelectricity, theory
     of dilute solutions

           Most important work-
            a revolutionary discovery
A Revolutionary Guess?
  Wien’s law
        Intuition



                      Planck’s theory hailed correct


                 Next task- prove it
                Relinquished beliefs

    1900- published derivation of relationship
             Genesis of
              Quantum Constant
 Planck’s Constant
                           Boltzmann

                 Physics
       Avogadro's number


                       Charge of the electron
Legacy
  In this
  house
  taught Max
  Planck, the
  discoverer
  of the
  elementary
  quantum
  effect from
  1889-1928.

				
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