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

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List Of Scientific Publications By Albert Einstein - Chronology and Major Themes
... must have both particle-like and wave-like properties if Planck's law holds this was a forerunner of the principle of wave-particle duality ... developed the first quantum theory of specific heats by generalizing Planck's law ... His work was also the first to show that Planck's quantum mechanical law E=hν was a fundamental law of physics, and not merely special to blackbody radiation ...