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IN CONTEXT

BRANCH

Physics

BEFORE

1860 The distribution of so-called black-body radiation fails to match predictions made by theoretical models.

1870s Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann’s analysis of entropy (disorder) introduces a probabilistic interpretation of quantum mechanics.

AFTER

1905 Albert Einstein proposes that the quantum is a real entity, using Planck’s concept of quantized light to introduce the idea of the photon.

1924 Louis de Broglie proves that matter behaves both as a particle and as a wave.

1926 Erwin Schrödinger formulates an equation for the wave behavior of particles.

In December 1900, the German theoretical physicist Max Planck ...

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