December 14, 1900 - This Day In History marks the birth of Quantum Theory. German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a “blackbody” substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born. Through physical experiments, Planck demonstrated that energy, in certain situations, can exhibit characteristics of physical matter. According to theories of classical physics, energy is solely a continuous wave-like phenomenon, independent of the characteristics of physical matter. Planck’s theory held that radiant energy is made up of particle-like components, known as “quantum.” The theory helped to resolve previously unexplained natural phenomena such as the behavior of heat in solids and the nature of light absorption on an atomic level. In 1918, Planck was rewarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on blackbody radiation. Other scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Louis de Broglie, Erwin Schrodinger, and Paul M. Dirac, advanced Planck’s theory and made possible the development of quantum mechanics–a mathematical application of the quantum theory that maintains that energy is both matter and a wave, depending on certain variables. #quantumtheory#physics#energy#planck#einstein#discovery#quanta#growth#todayismydadsbirthday#science#quantummechanics#healing#ilovescience#maxplanck If anyone knows me, I'm so into this like nothing else.
“ Eğer kuantum mekaniği sizi hala şok etmediyse onu yeterince iyi anlamamışsınız demektir” "If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet." #neilsbohr#quantummechanics