On today’s show, we’re talking to author Brandon Brown about his new book, Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War (Oxford University Press, June 2015). Max Planck was the German physicist who created quantum physics, and he acted as a mentor to the likes of Albert Einstein and Lise Meitner. But as an elderly man, he became caught up in Nazi Germany, eventually meeting with Hitler and witnessing his son’s execution at Hitler’s hands. Later this hour, Josh Hrala tells us why Schrodinger’s cat is still alive, and how researchers recently uncovered a tomb with 8 million mummified dogs.
Music this hour:
- “Elle va au Japon” by Nic Bommarito, from the album A Quiet Age
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
- “Flutter” by Jahzzar, from the album Onus