Planck, Max, 1858-1947

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Birth 1858-05-23
Death 1947-10-14

Biographical notes:

Physicist Max Planck authored the quantum theory.

From the guide to the Max Planck correspondence, 1919-1948, 1919-1948, (American Philosophical Society)

German physicist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin-Grunewald, to Artur Neuberg, 1939 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872119

Max Planck was a physicist and the author of the quantum theory. Received Nobel prize in Physics (1918). Involvement with the Kaiser-Wilhelm Society: Senator (1916-1937); Second "Schriftfuhrer" (1925-1930); President (1930-1937); Honorary senator (1937), President (1945-1946); afterwards honorary president. Society was named after him: Max-Planck Society in the Biritsh occpuation zone.

From the description of Additions to the Max Planck Collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78343015

Max Planck was a physicist and the author of the quantum theory.

From the description of Correspondence, 1919-1948. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122474083

Physicist and historian of science Thomas Darlington Cope received his A.B. (1903) and Ph.D. (1915) from the University of Pennsylvania; he became an instructor and later professor there from 1906-1952. He also studied at the University of Berlin (1912-1913) under Max Planck.

From the guide to the Thomas Darlington Cope papers, ca. 1909-1964, Circa 1909-1964, (American Philosophical Society)

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  • Physics.
  • Physics -- History.
  • Complementarity (Physics)
  • Electric circuits.
  • Quantum theory -- History.
  • Science.
  • Wave mechanics.
  • Philosophy
  • Science -- History.
  • Mechanics
  • Radiation.
  • Atomic theory.
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Science
  • Radiometers.
  • Electric currents.


  • Physicists.


  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)