A Chronicle of Theoretical Physics

A brief history of modern theoretical physics through photographs

1900

Max Planck at his desk. Bettmann/Getty Images

Max Planck suggests, during his study of blackbody radiation that instead of light being emitted as a continuous wave, it’s in the form of packets with discrete frequencies. Planck constant (h) was introduced, marking the birth of Quantum Physics.

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Sunny Labh

Science writer and communicator majoring in Quantum Mechanics. Founder of @PhysInHistory and Curator for @ProfFeynman on twitter. Email: thepiggsboson@gmail.com