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Max Planck

 
 
Max Planck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2014
1. Max Planck Marker
Inscription.
In diesem Hause
lehrte
Max Planck
der Entdecker
des elementaren
Wirkungsquantums h
von
1889 — 1928

Translation:
In this building Max Planck, discoverer of the elementary quantum of action, h, taught from 1889 to 1928.

 
Location. 52° 31.054′ N, 13° 23.584′ E. Marker is in Berlin, 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.
 
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 away); a different marker also named 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.
Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2014
2. Wider View
Humboldt University’s west wing, with a statue of the school’s founder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, just to its right. The marker is mounted on the near corner of this west wing, facing the street.
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
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Max Planck (1858-1947) image. Click for full size.
3. Max Planck (1858-1947)
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Front View of Humboldt University image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2014
4. Front View of Humboldt University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2015, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 12, 2015, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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