Quantum and Nuclear

Accepting Einstein’s photons…

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Many colleagues in the physics community expressed scepticism towards Einstein’s notion of the photon when he first proposed the idea. This prompted Planck to defend his colleague in a somewhat lukewarm manner. In his nomination letter for Einstein’s membership of the Prussian Academy of Science in 1913, Planck wrote “that [Einstein] sometimes, as for instance in his hypothesis on light quanta, ... may have gone overboard in his speculations should not be held too much against him”.


has the quantity Photon Energy
is a constituent in our description of Gamma Decay Electromagnetic Interaction
is a type of Boson
can exhibit Wave-Particle Duality
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