PHYSICIST

Max Planck

1858 - 1947

Max Planck

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS (German: [ˈplaŋk]; English: ; 23 April 1858 – 4 October 1947) was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.Planck made many contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame as a physicist rests primarily on his role as the originator of quantum theory, which revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic processes. In 1948 the German scientific institution Kaiser Wilhelm Society (of which Planck was twice president) was renamed Max Planck Society (MPS). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Planck has received more than 2,652,400 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Max Planck ranks 8 out of 659Before him are Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Alessandro Volta, and Niels Bohr. After him are James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Henri Becquerel, and James Prescott Joule.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1858, Max Planck ranks 2Before him is Giacomo Puccini. After him are Émile Durkheim, Selma Lagerlöf, Rudolf Diesel, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Giuseppe Peano, and Franz Boas. Among people deceased in 1947, Max Planck ranks 1After him are Henry Ford, Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Philipp Lenard, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Höss, Kurt Lewin, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, Christian X of Denmark, and Raoul Wallenberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Planck ranks 32 out of 3,763Before him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Hermann Hesse (1877), Thomas Mann (1875), Martin Heidegger (1889), and Karl Benz (1844). After him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Friedrich Schiller (1759), and Hermann Göring (1893).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Max Planck ranks 2Before him are Albert Einstein (1879). After him are Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Johannes Stark (1874), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), and Max von Laue (1879).

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