Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Plank, Max

  • Fernando B. Figueiredo
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5273-3

History

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858–1947) was a German physicist Nobel laureate in 1918 by his discovery of energy quanta. He postulates that the energy did not flow in a steady continuum but in discrete packets or quanta. He established a relationship between the energy (E) radiated from a heated body and the frequency of that radiation (ν): E = hν (where h is known as Planck’s constant and has the value 6.62606957 × 10−34 Js).

The NASA/ESA partnership space mission, which was launched on May 14, 2009, was designed to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) over a broad range of far-infrared wavelengths.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Line Emission Cosmic Microwave Background Space Mission Energy Quantum 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CITEUCUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal