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Planck   /plæŋk/   Listen

German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947).  Synonyms: Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, Max Planck.

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... this radiation and the temperature, and we had no good experimental method of estimation, but had recourse to purely empirical formulas and the use of apparatus of little precision. Now, however, many physicists, continuing the classic researches of Kirchhoff, Boltzmann, Professors Wien and Planck, and taking their starting-point from the laws of thermodynamics, have given formulas which establish the radiating power of a dark body as a function of the temperature and the wave-length, or, better still, of the total power as a function of the temperature and wave-length ...
— The New Physics and Its Evolution • Lucien Poincare

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