Science: Toward Unity


While Albert Einstein was last week running his little sailboat aground in the Connecticut River, there appeared from his mighty pen a communication to The Physical Review which marked a milestone toward the goal to which the exiled German has promised to devote the rest of his life.

It was 34 years ago that another brainy German, Max Planck, discovered that atoms do not radiate light continuously or in indiscriminate amounts, but in separate pulses and uniform quantities which were subsequently called quanta. Planck's constant, h, is equal to .00000000000000000000000000655 erg-seconds. For any...

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