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John Van Flek

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Date of Birth: 03/13/1899

Age: 81

Birthplace: Middletown

Citizenship: United States

Background

Max Planck introduced the concept of a quantum of energy in 1900, but only in 1913, Bohr suggested that the beginning of a consistent quantum theory of the atom. This `old` quantum theory has been superseded in the late 20-ies. quantum mechanics, which has grown from the wave mechanics of Erwin Schrodinger and matrix mechanics, Max Born, Werner Heisenberg, and PAM Dirac. In 1926, VF published a paper "Quantum principles and line spectra