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Max Planck (born as Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein, died in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany) was a famous Scientist from Germany, who lived between April 23, 1858 and October 4, 1947. He became 89 years old.

Biography

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck is regarded as the founder of quantum mechanics.

Planck was born in Kiel and studied physics at universities in Munich and Berlin.
In 1899 he found a new fundamental constant, which was named after him, Planck's constant. It is a fundamental natural constant and permits, for example. A photon energy. The constant was introduced by the calculation of the energy spectrum of thermal radiation, Planck's radiation law. Furthermore, he rise to the concept of Planck time, which is the smallest unit of time that makes sense.

In 1913 he became principal at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 for having laid the foundations of quantum mechanics.

From 1930 to 1937 Planck was director of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften (known as Kaiser Wilhelm Society, KWG ).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Max, under the main topic Science.

Related authors: Max Born, Kaiser Wilhelm

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilhelm_Society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck

Famous quotes by Max Planck (12)


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"We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future"
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"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view"
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"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve"
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"No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days"
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"It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him"
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"Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness"
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"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
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"An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out"
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"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter"
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"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it"
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"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it"
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"Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it"


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