The ultraviolet catastrophe and black-body radiation | The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Max Planck was interested in why light changed colour as it got hotter, so built a black-body radiator to measure the frequency of light produced.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'01''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • Physics

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: The Secrets of Quantum Physics
  • Episode: Einstein's Nightmare