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Planck inthe year he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum theory At first Planck considered that quantisation was only "a purely formal assumption The discovery of Planck's constant enabled him to define a new universal set of physical units such as the Planck length and the Planck massall based on fundamental physical constants upon which much of quantum theory is based.
In recognition of Planck's fundamental contribution to a new branch of physics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for he actually received the award in So much the worse for the facts if they don't fit.
Yet his belief in the compelling force of logical reasoning from facts was so strong that he did not flinch from announcing the most revolutionary idea which ever has shaken physics.
Planck was among the few who immediately recognized the significance of the special theory of relativity. Thanks to his influence, this theory was soon widely accepted in Germany.
Planck also contributed considerably to extend the special theory of relativity. For example, he recast the theory in terms of classical action. He was unwilling Essay professor madman discard completely Maxwell 's theory of electrodynamics. Planck and Nernstseeking to clarify the increasing number of contradictions, organized the First Solvay Conference Brussels At this meeting Einstein was able to convince Planck.
Meanwhile, Planck had been appointed dean of Berlin University, whereby it was possible for him to call Einstein to Berlin and establish a new professorship for him Soon the two scientists became close friends and met frequently to play music together.
First World War[ edit ] At the onset of the First World War Planck endorsed the general excitement of the public, writing that, "Besides much that is horrible, there is also much that is unexpectedly great and beautiful: Inat a time when Italy was about to join the Allied Powershe voted successfully for a scientific paper from Italy, which received a prize from the Prussian Academy of Scienceswhere Planck was one of four permanent presidents.
Planck also signed the infamous " Manifesto of the 93 intellectuals ", a pamphlet of polemic war propaganda while Einstein retained a strictly pacifistic attitude which almost led to his imprisonment, being spared by his Swiss citizenship.
But in Planck, after several meetings with Dutch physicist Lorentzrevoked parts of the Manifesto. Then in he signed a declaration against German annexationism.
In October he and Fritz Haber established the Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft Emergency Organization of German Scienceaimed at providing financial support for scientific research. A considerable portion of the money the organization would distribute was raised abroad.
During this time economic conditions in Germany were such that he was hardly able to conduct research. Planck disagreed with the introduction of universal suffrage and later expressed the view that the Nazi dictatorship resulted from "the ascent of the rule of the crowds".
Planck expected that wave mechanics would soon render quantum theory—his own child—unnecessary. This was not to be the case, however. Further work only cemented quantum theory, even against his and Einstein's philosophical revulsions.
Planck experienced the truth of his own earlier observation from his struggle with the older views in his younger years: He witnessed many Jewish friends and colleagues expelled from their positions and humiliated, and hundreds of scientists emigrated from Nazi Germany.
Again he tried to "persevere and continue working" and asked scientists who were considering emigration to remain in Germany.
Nevertheless, he did help his nephew, the economist Hermann Kranold to emigrate to London after his arrest. Otto Hahn asked Planck to gather well-known German professors in order to issue a public proclamation against the treatment of Jewish professors, but Planck replied, "If you are able to gather today 30 such gentlemen, then tomorrow others will come and speak against it, because they are eager to take over the positions of the others.
Planck tried to discuss the issue with Adolf Hitler but was unsuccessful. In the following year,Haber died in exile.
One year later, Planck, having been the president of the KWG sinceorganized in a somewhat provocative style an official commemorative meeting for Haber.
He also succeeded in secretly enabling a number of Jewish scientists to continue working in institutes of the KWG for several years. Inhis term as president of the KWG ended, and the Nazi government pressured him to refrain from seeking another term.
As the political climate in Germany gradually became more hostile, Johannes Starkprominent exponent of Deutsche Physik "German Physics", also called "Aryan Physics" attacked Planck, Sommerfeld and Heisenberg for continuing to teach the theories of Einsteincalling them "white Jews".
At the end ofthe Prussian Academy lost its remaining independence and was taken over by Nazis Gleichschaltung. Planck protested by resigning his presidency. He continued to travel frequently, giving numerous public talks, such as his talk on Religion and Science, and five years later he was sufficiently fit to climb 3,metre peaks in the Alps.
During the Second World War the increasing number of Allied bombing missions against Berlin forced Planck and his wife to temporarily leave the city and live in the countryside. In he wrote: His rural retreat was threatened by the rapid advance of the Allied armies from both sides.
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The Munich physics professor Philipp von Jolly advised Planck against going into physics, saying, "in this field, almost everything is already discovered, and all that remains is to fill a few holes." Planck replied that he did not wish to discover new things, but only to understand the known fundamentals of the field, and so began his studies in at the University of Munich.
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