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Quantum mechanics is a descriptive branch of physics dealing with the atomic and subatomic world, giving explanation of the dual particle-like and wave-like behaviour of energy and matter. Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, is considered father or the Quantum Theory. Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) started to deal with the black-body radiation problem in the 1890’s. In 1859 Gustav Kirchoff raised the question “how does the intensity of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by a black body depend on the frequency of the radiation and the temperature of the body?” Planck’s answer was that energy can only be radiated and absorbed in discrete amounts called “quantas”, or E = hν where h is the Planck’s constant and ν is the frequency of the radiation. Planck’s quantum hypothesis was used later by Albert Einstein to explain the photoelectric effect.