Traveling with the Atom

Allegheny College

Compiled by Glen E. Rodgers
Participant Name #1
Peter B. Nelson

Max Karl Ernest Ludwig Planck
German Physicist
1858 - 1947

Contribution to the Development of the Atomic Concept
Put in short description of contribution to the development of the atomic concept here

Web Sources of Biographical Information
Nobel Prize Web Site
Brief Biography with Web Links
(University of Liverpool)
Brief Biography with Web Links
(Mac Tutor)
History of Astronomy List of Web- Site Linked Biographies

Some Web Sources on the History of Atomic Scientists:
The History of Chemistry 1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute
Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry
Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry (and Some Physics too)
Classic Chemistry compiled by Carmen Giunta
History of Science website by Charlesworth
Center for the History of Physics
Echo Exploring & Collecting History Online
Atom: The Incredible World: The History of Atomistics
Nobel Prize WebPage
Biographies of Famous Chemists, University of Liverpool
University of Pennsylvania Biographies
Chemistry: A History
Famous Scientists greatly who contributed to "electro" science: electricity, electromagnetism,
electrical technology, electronics, electrical telegraphy, radio, electrochemistry, electromedicine, etc.
Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry

Selected Biographical Books, Sections of Books, and Articles
Mentioned in Sacks' book Uncle Tungsten
Pages 297, 303, and 312n
Full biographical information in Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
(Scientist Number 887)
Pages 571 - 573
Dilemas of an Upright Man:  Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science, by J. J. Heilborn
Paperback reprint at
Scientific Autobiography and Other Pictures, by Max K. Planck
Available at
Selection of Pictures home page
Barnes and Noble home page

Some Scientific/Historical Traveling Sites
Description of Site #1 Address &/or Directions to Site #1
Description of Site #2 Address &/or Directions to Site #2
Description of Site #3 Address &/or Directions to Site #3
Find a Grave Website
Add or subtract sites as necessary or required.
Connect links to site descriptions if available.
Sites include birthplaces, homes, labs, museums, statues, graves.
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* see following Rodgers link to scientific/historical sites for further information.
(1) Taken from The Scientific Traveler, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1992).
(2) Taken from A Travel Guide to Scientific Sites of the British Isles, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline Reynolds, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1995).
(3) Taken from Guide of Eurpoean Museums with collections on History of Chemistry, compiled by Jan W. van Spronsen, Federation of European Societies, Antwerp (1996)

Links to Dr. Rodgers' Scientific/Historical Sites will be available here.

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