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Max Planck

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Dates

April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947

Authorized Form of Name

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

Additional Forms of Names

Planck, Max (Max Karl Ernst Ludwig), 1858-1947

Planck, Max Karl Earnst Ludwig, 1858-1947

Biography

Abstract

Max Planck won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 "in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta." Planck made many contributions in the areas of thermodynamics and heat radiation, but his discovery of quantum theory is his best-known work. This discovery greatly impacted the field of physics.

Important Dates

April 23, 1858Birth, Kiel (Germany).

1879Obtained PhD, University of Munich (Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1880 – 1885Privadozent, University of Munich (Universität München), Munich (Germany).

1885 – 1889Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Kiel (Universität Kiel), Kiel (Germany).

1889 – 1926Professor of Theoretical Physics (1889); Chair of Theoretical Physics (1892); and Retired, Professor Emeritus (1926), University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin), Berlin (Germany).

1894Member, Prussian Academy of Sciences (Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften).

1897Published first book, Thermodynamik.

1906Published second book, Theorie der Wärmestrahlung.

1909Earnest Kempton Adams (EKA) Lecturer, Columbia University.

1911Attended first Solvay Conference, Instituts Solvay, Brussels (Belgium).

1912Permanent Sectretary, Prussian Academy of Sciences (Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften).

1918Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta".

1926President, Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Promotion of Science (Kaiser Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Furderung de Wissenschaften).

1926Foreign Member, Royal Society.

1928Awarded Copley Medal, Royal Society.

1947Death, Göttingen (Germany).

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Kiel (Germany)

Graduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Employment

Kiel (Germany)

Berlin (Germany)

Death

Göttingen (Germany)

Subjects

Quantum mechanics.

Quantum physics.

Thermodynamics.

Relationships

People

Family

Merck, Marie

First wife, died 1909.

Planck, Emma Patzig

Mother.

Planck, Julius Wilhelm von, 1817-1900

Father.

Von Hösslin, Marga

Second wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Becker, Richard, 1877-1955

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Bothe, W. (Walther), 1891-

Advised by Planck at University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin).

Brill, Alexander, 1842-1935

Advisor at University of Munich.

Chelpin, Hans von Euler

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Gerlach, Walther, 1889-1979

Collaborated on text, "Annalen der Physik."

Grüneisen, Eduard

Collaborated on text, "Annalen der Physik."

Guthe, Karl Eugen

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894

Advisor at University of Munich.

Kallmann, H. (Hartmut), 1896-1978

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Kirchhoff, G. (Gustav), 1824-1887

Advisor at University of Munich.

Köhler, Wolfgang

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Laue, Max von, 1879-1960

Advised by Planck at University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin).

Meissner, Walther, 1882-1974

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Advised by Planck at University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin)..

Schlick, Moritz

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Schottky, Walter, 1886-1976

Advised by Planck at Berlin University.

Additional

Alfvén, Hannes

Ball, Philip, 1962-

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Barth, Johann Ambrosius, 1760-1813

Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983

Beck, Lorenz Friedrich

Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986

Bjerknes, C. A. (Carl Anton), 1825-1903

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Brillouin, Marcel Louis

Brown, Brandon R.

Butenandt, Adolf, 1903-

Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974

Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Cope, Thomas D. (Thomas Darlington)

Curie, Marie, 1867-1934

Curie, Pierre, 1859-1906

Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966

Duane, William, 1872-1935

Duck, Ian, 1933-

Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985

Fokker, A. D. (Adriaan Daniël), 1887-1972

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Frank, Philipp, 1884-1966

Geiger, Hans, 1882-

Heilbron, J. L.

Hentschel, Klaus

Hermann, Armin, 1933-

Hertz, Gustav, 1887-

Hertz, Paul, b. 1881

Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-

Hilbert, David

Hoffmann, Dieter, 1948-

Jacob, Elizabeth

Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980

Kangro, Hans

Korn, Arthur

Kuhn, Thomas S.

Landé, Alfred, 1888-

Lasarev, Petr Petrovich, 1878-1942

Lau, Ernst Gustav, 1893-

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928

Lummer, O. (Otto), 1860-1925

Marx, Erich Anselm

Mendelssohn, Kurt

Mette, Herbert L., 1925-2009

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

Moore, Burton Evans

Natanson, Wladyslaw, 1864-1937

Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976

Rabel, Gabriele

Rado, Richard, 1906-

Reiche, F. (Fritz), 1883-1969

Reiche, Hans

Reichenbach, Hans

Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959

Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923

Rosenthal-Schneider, Ilse, 1891-1990

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Schayer, Milton M.

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Silberstein, Ludwik, 1872-1948

Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Sudarshan, E. C. G.

Telschow, Ernst, 1889-1988

Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth,

Thomson, G. P. (George Paget), 1892-1975

Ullmann, Dirk

Webb, Harold Worthington, 1884-1974

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007

Wertenstein, Ludwik, 1887-1945

Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928

Williams, Samuel Robinson, 1879-

Wilson, Edwin Bidwell, 1879-1964

Wilson, William, 1887-

Wolcott, Edson Ray, 1877-1966

Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Earnest Kempton Adams (EKA) Lecturer.

Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin

Professor of Theoretical Physics; Chair, Theoretical Physics; and Professor Emeritus.

Universität Kiel

Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Universität München

Received PhD (1879) and Privadozent.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Instituts Solvay

Attendee of first Solvay Conference (1911).

Kaiser Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Furderung de Wissenschaften

President.

Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Member and Permanent Secretary.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign Member and Awarded Copley Medal (1928).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Albert Einstein collection, 1896-1952.

Goldfarb Library. Special Collections

Brandeis University

415 South St., Waltham, MA 02254, USA

Henry H. Barschall response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Max Planck addition to collection.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Max Planck correspondence, 1919-1948.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Max Planck papers, 1759-1994, bulk 1830-1994.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940).

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

W. Röntgen, M. Planck, and A. Einstein letters regarding Siemens prize, 1916.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Albert Einstein correspondence, 1926-1933.

Special Collections

Yeshiva University Libraries

500 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033, USA

Alfred Landé papers, 1915-1970.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk).

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Arthur Korn correspondence on mathematical physics, 1898-1932.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Arthur Korn correspondence, 1898-1934.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA

Burton Moore student notes of lectures given by Max Planck, 1894-1895.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

C. A. Bjerknes papers, 1857-1903.

Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo.

Drammensveien 42, Oslo 0243, Norway

Celebrating 100 Years of Physical Review at the American Physical Society [sound recording], 2013 March 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Columbia University Department of Physics Historical Records, 1862-1997.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA

Correspondence with Max Planck, 1900-1928.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Potsdamer Strasse, Postfach 1107, W-1000, Berlin 30, Germany

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson notes.

Library, Manuscripts Department.

University of St. Andrews

North Street St. Andrews, Fife KY169AJ

David Hilbert papers.

Abteilung für Handschriften und seltene Drucke

Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen

Papendiek 14, D-37073 Göttingen

Edson Ray Wolcott autobiography, 1951.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Erich A. Marx papers, 1905-1913.

Folsom Library. Institute Archives and Special Collections

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY 12180, USA

Ernest Merritt papers, 1887-1950.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Erwin Schrödinger selected correspondence and papers [microform], 1906-1958.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Files of Ludwik Wertenstein, 1908-1944.

Archiwum

Polska Akademia Nauk

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

Fritz Reiche papers, 1907-1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gabriele Rabel papers, 1893-1961.

Archives Center

Churchill College

Cambridge CB2 0Ds

H. A. Lorentz papers, 1888-1928.

Algemeen Rijksarchief

The Hague, Netherlands

Hans Geiger correspondence.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Hans Reichenbach papers, undated.

Hillman Library. Archives of Scientific Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Harold W. Webb autobiography, circa 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Herbert L. Mette physics textbooks and studienbuch, 1913-1951.

Special Collection Library

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

James D. Hoskins Library, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

History of physics II [sound recording], 2011 May 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Invited papers on the history of physics [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1966 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jacob family papers.

Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA

Johns Hopkins University Department of Physics records, 1887-1988 (bulk 1949-1969).

Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Karl Herzfeld papers, 1914-1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ludwik Silberstein letters, 1892-1923.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Marcel Brillouin papers, 1887-1943.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Milton M. Schayer correspondence, 1927.

Penrose Library.

University of Denver

2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, USA

My recollections of Einstein, 1900.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral history interview with Adolf Butenandt and Ernst Telschow, 1985 June 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Adriaan Daniël Fokker, 1963 April 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Alfred Landé, 1962 March 5, 6, 7, 8, and June 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1986 Janurary 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Locke Webster, 1964 May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin Bidwell Wilson, 1964 June 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ernst Gustav Lau, 1963 May 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ernst Pascual Jordan, 1963 June 17, 18, 19, and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1964 May 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Fritz Reiche, 1962 March 30 to May 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Gustav Ludwig Hertz, 1963 May 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, 1963 July 5 and 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Leonard N. Loeb, 1962 August 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lise Meitner, 1963 May 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ludwig Benedikt Biemann, 1978 June 23 and July 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Max Born, 1960 June 1, 1962 October 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Niels Bohr, 1962 October 31, November 1, 7, 14, and 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Otto Stern, 1962 May 29 and 1963 May 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Peter Ewald, 1968 May 17 and 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25, 26, and June 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Peter J. W. Debye, 1962 May 3 and 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Peter J. W. Debye, 1965 December 22 to 16 June 1966.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Oral history interview with Philipp Frank, 1962 July 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Wichard Pohl, 1963 June 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1963 June 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Guyton Cady, 1963 August 28 and 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walther Gerlach, 1963 February 18 and 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walther Meissner, 1963 February 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha Sponer-Franck, 1962 July 9 to 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Otto Lummer correspondence, 1899-1922.

Dept. of Manuscripts

Wroclaw University, Library

Sw. Jadwigi 3/4, 50-266 Wroclaw

Paul Ehrenfest papers, 1902-1933.

Rijksmumsum voor de Geschiedenis van de Natuurwetenschappen en van de Geneeskunde 'Museum Boerhaave'

Steenstraat IA, 2313 BS Leiden, Netherlands

Paul Hertz papers, 1904-1994 (bulk 1910-1940).

Hillman Library. Archives of Scientific Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Paul S. Epstein papers, 1898-1966.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Peter J. W. Debye papers, 1901-1906 and 1918-1945.

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Boltzmannstr. 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Petr P. Lasarev papers, 1914-1941.

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 34, Moscow, 117218, Russia

Pieter Zeeman papers, 1877-1946.

Rijksarchief in Noord-Holland

Kleine Houtweg 18, Haarlem, Netherlands

Publisher's archive of Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1780-1992.

Hühtig Publishing, Inc.

Im Weiher 10, Heidelberg

Richard Rado papers.

Department of Archives and Manuscripts

University of Reading

Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AE, England UK

Robert W. Wood papers, 1838-1942.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Samuel Robinson Williams papers, 1886-1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Scientists collection, 1563-1973.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics photographs, 1910-1973 (bulk 1965-1973).

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

The Columbia Physics Department: A brief history.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Thomas Darlington Cope papers, circa 1909-1964.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Vilhelm Bjerknes papers, 1877-1951

Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo

Drammensveien 42, Oslo 0243, Norway

W. Wilson papers, 1910-1957; 1960-1985.

Royal Holloway College Library

University of London

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, England UK

Weiner collection in natural science of corespondence, manuscripts, documents, and portraits of scientists [microform], circa 1500-circa 1900.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Wilhelm Wien papers [microform], 1890-1928.

Yale University Library

Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

William Duane correspondence with K. T. Compton, Marie and Pierre Curie, Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, and J. J. Thomson,$f1905-1933.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Wladyslaw Natanson correspondence, 1884-1937.

Dept. of Manuscripts

Biblioteka Jagiellonska.

A. Mickiewicza 22, 30-059 Cracow

Wolfgang Köhler papers, 1862-1976.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Published Resources

Author

A survey of physical theory (formerly titled: A survey of physics) Translated by R. Jones and D.H. Williams.

A survey of physics: a collection of lectures and essays / $cby Max Planck, translated by R. Jones and D.H. Williams.

Abhandlungen über emission und absorption / von G. Kirchhoff ... Hrsg. von Max Planck ; mit dem bildniss von Kirchhoff und 5 figuren im text.

Abhandlungen über mechanische Wärmetheorie / von G. Kirchhoff ... Hrsg. von Max Planck.

Acht vorlesungen über theoretische physik, gehalten an der Columbia university in the city of New York im frühjahr 1909, von dr. Max Planck ... mit fünf figuren.

Annalen der Physik / Kuratoirum: W. Gerlach, [et al.] ; herg. von E. Grüneisen, M. Planck.

Das Prinzip der Erhaltung der Energie / von Max Planck.

Das Weltbild der neuen Physik / von Dr. Max Planck …

Der Kausalbegriff in der Physik / von dr. Max Planck …

Die Ableitung der Strahlungsgesetze (1768-1783) / von Max Planck ; Einleitung von Dieter Hoffmann. Anmerkungen von Fritz Reiche.

Die einheit des physikalischen weltbildes : vortrag gehalten am 9. dezember 1908 in der naturwissenschaftlichen fakultät des studentenkorps an der Universität Leiden / von Max Planck…

Die Entdeckung des Wirkungsquantums : (Ueber irreversible Strahlungsvorgänge). / [Von] Max Planck.

Die Entstehung und bisherige Entwicklung der Quantentheorie : Nobel-Vortrag, gehalten vor der Königlich Schweidischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Stockholm am 2. Juni 1920 / von Max Planck.

Die physik im kampf um die weltanschauung / vortrag gehalten am 6. märz 1935 im Harnack-haus, Berlin-Dahlem, von dr. Max Planck …

Die Quantenhypothese / Von] Max Planck.

Eight lectures on theoretical physics : delivered at Columbia university in 1909 / by Max Planck. Tr. By A.P. Wills.

Einführung in die Allgemeine Mechanik : Zum Gebrauch bei Vorträgen, sowie zum Selbstunterricht / von Max Planck.

Einführung in die Mechanik deformierbarer Körper : zum Gebrauch bei Vorträgen, sowie zum Selbstunterricht / von Max Planck ; mit 12 Figuren.

Einführung in die theoretische physik,.

Einführung in die Theorie der Elektrizität und des Magnetismus : Zum Gebrauch bei Vorträgen, sowie zum Selbstunterricht.

Heinrich Hertz : rede zu seinem gedächtniss in der sitzung der physikalischen gesellschaft zu Berlin am 16. Februar 1894 / Gehalten von Max Planck.

Introduction to theoretical physics / [translated] by Henry L. Brose.

Leçons de thermodynamique / par Max Planck; avec une conférence du meme auteur à la Société chimique de Berlin sur le théorème de Nernstet lh̕ypothèse des quanta.

Max Planck: Annalen papers / edited by Dieter Hoffmann.

Original papers in quantum physics. Annotated by Hans Kangro. Translated by D. ter Haar and Stephen G. Brush.

Physikalische Abhandlungen und Vorträge. Aus Anlass seines 100. Geburtstages (23. April 1958) hrsg. von dem Verband Deutscher Physikalischer Gesellschaften und der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.

Physikalische rundblicke : gesammelte reden und aufsätze / von Max Planck.

Positivismus und reale Aussenwelt : vortrag, gehalten am 12. November 1930 im Harnack-Haus der Kaiser Wilhelm-Gesllschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.

Rektorwechsel an der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin am 15. Oktober 1914 / Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck.

Religion und naturwissenschaft / vortrag gehalten im Baltikum (mai 1937) von dr. Max Planck …

Scientific autobiography and other papers / with a memorial address on Max Planck by Max von Laue. Translated from German by Frank Gaynor.

Sinn und Grenzen der exakten Wissenschaft. Mit einem Nachwort hrsg. von Fritz Krafft.

The new science. 3 complete works: Where is science going? The universe in the light of modern physics; The philosophy of physics. [Translated from the German by James Murphy and W.H. Johnston.

The origin and development of the quantum theory / by Max Planck, tr. by H.T. Clarke and L. Silberstein : being the Nobel prize address delivered before the Royal Swedish academy of sciences at Stockholm, 2 June, 1920.

The philosophy of physics / by Dr. Max Planck ; translated by H.W. Johnson.

The theory of heat radiation / by Dr. Max Planck ... authorised translation by Morton Masius ... with 7 illustrations.

The universe in the light of modern physics, by Dr. Max Planck. Translated by W. H. Johnston, B. A.

Treatise on thermodynamics, by Dr. Max Planck, translated with the author's sanction by Alexander Ogg.

Über thermodynamische Gleichgewichte / von Max Planck ; herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Werner Ebeling und Dieter Hoffmann.

Vom wesen der willensfreiheit / von dr. Max Planck …

Vorlesungen uber die Theorie der Warme / von Gustav Kirchhoff ; hrsg. von Max Planck ; mit 17 Figuren im Text.

Vorlesungen uber die theorie der warmestrahlung / von dr. Max Plack ... mit 6 abbildungen.

Vorlesungen über Electricität und Magnetismus / von Gustav Kirchhoff ; hrsg. von Max Planck ; mit viel Figuren im Text.

Vorlesungen über Thermodynamik.

Vorträge über die kinetische theorie der materie und der elektrizität, gehalten in Göttingen auf einladung der Kommission der Wolfskehlstiftung, von M. Planck. P. Debye, W. Nernst, M. v. Smoluchowski, A. Sommerfeld und H.A. Lorentz, mit beiträgen von H. Kamerlingh-Onnes und W.H. Keesom, einem vorwort von D. Hilbert und 7 in der text gedruckten figuren.

Vorträge und Erinnerungen.

Vortrage und Reden Max Planck

Wege zur physikalischen Erkenntnis : Reden und Vortäge / von Max Planck.

Where is science going? / by Max Planck ... prologue by Albert Einstein ; translation and biographical note by James Murphy.

Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie : mit einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue gehaltenen Traueransprache.

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100 years of Planck's Quantum/ Ian Duck, E.C.G. Sudarshan.

Black-body theory and quantum discontinuity, 1894-1912 / by Thomas S. Kuhn.

Brieftagebuch zwischen Max Planck, Carl Runge, Bernhard Karsten und Adolf Leopold / eingeleitet und annotiert von Klaus Hentschel und Renate Tobies ; mit den Promotions- und Habilitationsakten Max Plancks und Carl Runges im Anhang.

Die quantentheorie : Max Planck, sein werk und seine wirkung, mit einer bibliographie der werke Max Plancks / von Dr. Walther Gerlach …

Humboldt University of Berlin Professor Bio

Literatur über Max Planck : Bestandsverzeichnis : anlässlich des Jubileums 100 Jahre Quantentheorie / bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Petra Hauke unter Mitarbeit von Maren Dissmann.

Max Planck : die Entstehung der modernen Physik / Dieter Hoffmann.

Max Planck : Vorträge und Ausstellung zum 50. Todestag / herausgegeben von der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., München.

Max Planck als Philosoph / Hermann Kretzschmar.

Max Planck in seinen Akademie-Ansprachen, Erinnerungsschrift.

Max Planck in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten.

Max Planck Nobel Prize biography.

Max Planck und die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft : zum 150. Geburtstag am 23. April 2008 aus den Quellen zusammengestellt vom Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / herausgegeben von Lorenz Friedrich Beck

Max Planck und die moderne Physik / Dieter Hoffmann, Herausgeber.

Max Planck: a bibliography of his non-technical writings / [compiled by Henry Lowood].

Max Planck; zum Gedenken.

Max-Planck-Festschrift 1958; mit Beiträgen von H. Alfvén [et al.] Hrsg. von B. Kockel, W. Macke [und] A. Papapetrou; redigiert und bearb. von W. Frank.

Physics Tree Planck Professional Relations

Planck, 1858-1947 : une conscience déchirée / par John L. Heilbron ; traduit par Nicole Dhombres ; préface de Pierre Gilles.

Planck: driven by vision, broken by war / Brandon R. Brown.

Quelleninventar Max Planck / von Dirk Ullmann.

Reality and scientific truth : discussions with Einstein, von Laue, and Planck / by Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider ; edited by Thomas Braun ; foreword by Arthur I. Miller.

Serving the Reich: he struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler / Philip Ball.

The dilemmas of an upright man : Max Planck and the fortunes of German science / J.L. Heilbron.

The Dilemmas of an upright man : Max Planck as spokesman for german science / J. L. Heilbron.

Vorgeschichte des Planckschen Strahlungsgesetzes; Messungen und Theorien der spektralen Energieverteilung bis zur Begründung der Quantenhypothese.