- Max Karl Ernst [mahks kahrl ernst] /mɑks kɑrl ɛrnst/, 1858–1947, German physicist: Nobel prize 1918.
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Examples from the Web for planck
Once it was "July," then "soup kettle" and "Planck's constant."The Electronic Mind Reader
Never did from the time Verplanck, 'Planck he was called for short, was born.
He just worshipped Planck Sturtevant, an' where you see one you see t'other, sure.
Planck never called me 'fool,' not once, not in all our lives.
Planck should be rich, too, just one little box full, anyway.
- Max (Karl Ernst Ludwig) (maks). 1858–1947, German physicist who first formulated the quantum theory (1900): Nobel prize for physics 1918
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Word Origin and History for planck
in physics, in reference to the work of German physicist Max Planck (1858-1947); e.g. Planck's constant, attested in English from 1901.
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- German physicist who in 1900 formulated quantum theory, which explained and predicted certain phenomena that could not be accounted for in classical physics. Planck's theory was essential to the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and many other modern physicists. In 1918 he won the Nobel Prize for physics.
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