AUTHORHeilbron, J. L.
TITLEThe Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science
PUBLISHERHarvard University Press
CITYCambridge, MA
DATE PUBLISHED2000
ISBN0-674-00439-6


This biography of Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory, focuses on Planck’s troubled years during World Wars I and II, when he was forced to choose between his work and service to his country, Germany. The author recounts Planck’s discoveries at the forefront of German science alongside his response to the social difficulties of his time. In a new afterword, the author examines the moral dilemmas Planck faced while working under Nazi rule. The book contains a section of photographs and a good bibliography.


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