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The Reception of Quantum Theory

Dainan Hu and Baichun Zhang

The Odd Couple: Boltzmann, Planck, and the Application of Statistics to Physics

The paper will focus on the introductory works by Zhou Changshou in the 1920s. Zhou majored in physics at Tokyo Imperial University in Japan, he was among the first to introduce in China Planck’s quantum theory, Einstein’s light quanta, and More The Odd Couple: Boltzmann, Planck, and the Application of Statistics to Physics

Jaume Navarro

Planck and de Broglie in the Thomson Family

In an ironical remark made in 1930 about the situation of physics in the previous years Joseph John Thomson stated that “when the waves are taken into account, the classical theory of dynamics gives the requisite distribution of orbit [of the electrons] in the atom, and as far More Planck and de Broglie in the Thomson Family

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