What Is Quantum Physics
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... of Teacher June, What is Quantum Physics Quantum physics is only one of the many branches of physics. It originated from the Latin word quantum (quanta), which means “how much.” It is said that even space and time contains smallest possible values, or also called discrete units that appear to be extremely continuous, of matter and energy. Hence, quantum physics refers to the “study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels” (Jones, 2011).
Max Planck was one of the pioneer scientists on quantum physics. Aside from Planck’s paper on blackbody radiation, other scientists who contributed to its development include: Albert Einstein, Werne...