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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 278-284

Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 7: Max Planck (1858–1947), Founder of Quantum Theory and 1918 Nobel Physics Laureate

George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,; Honorary Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France F-67100,

Published: 18 November 2016

Abstract. The Nobel Prize in Physics for 1918 was awarded to Max Planck (1858–1947) “in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta.” Planck’s personal life and professional career with an emphasis on his Nobel-winning research and his work are discussed.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Nobel Prizes; World War I; World War II; Biography; History of Chemistry; Quantum Theory

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