“Quantum but no Solace: the Life and Work of Max Planck”
October 24, 2013, 11:45am -12:30pm, LS 103
The German physicist Max Planck (1858-1947) is known as the father of Quantum Theory and his name adorns scores of institutes, endowments and now a scientific mission aiming to probe the universe's initial conditions. But one finds very little in the English language concerning his actual work and his fascinating life. After much study and archival work, Brandon will offer a taste of both, including Planck's unique mindset that led to the beginning of quantum theory, as well as a poignant life interwoven with figures like Albert Einstein and Adolf Hitler.
Brandon Brown is Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy. For more information, contact Christina Tzagarakis-Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or x6820.