On This Day – December 14 : German physicist Max Planck “gave birth” to quantum theory on this day in 1900

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He presented his theoretical explanation of the spectrum of radiation emitted by an object that glows and introduced the notion of light as quantized energy packets to the German Physical Society.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar