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Max Planck

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'''Max Planck''' (1858-1947) was one of a great [[Germany|German]] physicists. He advanced the subject subjects of [[thermodynamics]], [[thermoelectricity]], and the theory of [[dilute solutions]], and was one of the founders of [[quantum mechanics]].
Planck's revolutionary discovery, one of the most influential in all of science, was that energy emitted by a resonator could on have emit energy in discrete values units, or quanta. The energy for emitted by a resonator of frequency '''''ν''''' is '''''hν''''', where "'''''h'''''" is a universal constant that is now called Planck's constant. This theory explained explanation resolved important discrepancies between theory and observations, and became known as quantum theory. This helped lay a foundation for the future discovery development of quantum mechanics.
Planck was award the [[Nobel Prize]] for physics in 1918.<ref>The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005</ref>