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About Max Planck
Max Planck was a celebrated German physicist who became known internationally as the originator of quantum theory. He advanced Physics in no small way with his work on quantum theory, and for that he was honored with the highly prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. He is considered one of the greatest physicists of the latter part of the 19th century and the early parts of the 20th century.
Besides his 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics, he also received other prestigious awards such as the Lorentz Medal in 1927, the Copley Medal in 1929 and the Goethe Prize in 1945.
His fourth child Erwin Planck was sentenced to death and executed by the Nazi regime in 1945 after he unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
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Famous quotes by Max Planck
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.Max Planck
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.Max Planck
Anybody who has been seriously engaged in 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.'Max Planck
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.Max Planck
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.Max Planck
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.Max Planck
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.Max Planck
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.Max Planck
Max Planck's Popularity
Max Planck was a famous German physicist, who was born on April 23, 1858. As a person born on this date, Max Planck is listed in our database as the 30th most popular celebrity for the day (April 23) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1858).
People born on April 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Max Planck is the 776th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Max Planck's birthday, Max Planck is the 85th most famous German.
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