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Max Planck

Max Planck was a German physicist who lived between 1858-1947. The theories he developed changed our understanding of what happens inside an atom. His work later gave rise to the field of quantum physics, which studies energy inside atoms.

Planck also believed that we have no control over the laws of nature. We can observe and try to understand them, but we can't change them.


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