Max Planck

Max Planck, German physicist considered to be the father of Quantum theory.

Early life

Max Planck was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Germany, to Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck and Emma Patzig. The marching of Prussian and Austrian troops into Kiel during the Danish-Prussian war of 1864 instigated Planck family to move to Munich. There Planck enrolled in the Maximilians gymnasium school, where he found a new tutor Hermann Muller. Muller taught him astronomy and mechanics as well as mathematics.This is how Planck first came in contact with the field of physics. Planck graduated early, at age 17.


Planck studied at the Universities of Munich and Berlin, where he had the privilege to attend classes of such teachers as Kirchhoff and Helm