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Unformatted text preview: While struggling with the pressures surrounding the new institute, Bohr received an invitation from Planck to lecture on spectral theory in Berlin. Accepting eagerly, Bohr arrived to meet Planck and, for the first time, Albert Einstein. Long and intense discussions of physics ensued. The members of the group admired each other. Just as Bohr had made some of his first contributions based on extensions of theories by Planck and Einstein, Einstein had recently expanded upon rules governing Bohr's concept of stationary states. One fundamental difference between Einstein and Bohr soon became evident. In his lecture on spectral theory, Bohr made the argument that certain determinations could not be measured exactly. This belief irked Einstein, whose lifelong resistance to the element of chance would set him in disagreement with many physicists whose work in...
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- Fall '08