Berlin, Germany — Northeast German Plain (The European Plain)
1889 — 1928
In this building Max Planck, discoverer of the elementary quantum of action, h, taught from 1889 to 1928.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 52° 31.054′ N, 13° 23.584′ E. Marker is in Berlin. Marker is on Unter den Linden, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Unter den Linden 6, Berlin 10099, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pariser Platz (approx. one kilometer away); The Legend of Hitler’s Bunker (approx. one kilometer away); Checkpoint Charlie Site (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Topography of Terror (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Remains of the Berlin Wall (approx. 1.4 kilometers Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Soviet War Memorial (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
Regarding Max Planck. German physicist Max Planck (1858-1947) was one of the main founders of quantum mechanics. He is probably best known for Planck’s constant, h, which relates the energy of a single photon of light to the light’s frequency (or, equivalently, to the light’s wavelength and the speed of light).
For many years Planck taught at the University of Berlin. In 1949 the school’s name was changed to Humboldt University of Berlin in honor of Prussian educator Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).
Additional keywords. Planck constant physics
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