Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Gestapo killed his son

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
- Max Planck [1858-1947], founder of quantum theory and recipient of the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics 

His son Erwin Planck was hanged in 1945 by the Gestapo for his part in the July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler [1889-1945].