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A duet between two people.

(A) The largest of boards, yet my length is real small.
(B) A well-known professor, a rock without roll.
(A) A black body's spectre by my law is bound.
(B) My famed equation with E is profound.
(both) QM's foundations by us were laid out.
(both) Our golden medals deserved were, no doubt.

Who are we?

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They Are:

Max Planck & Albert Einstein

Explanation:

Planck's solution to black body radiation and Einstein's equation E=MC^2 laid the foundation of quantum mechanics, they both won nobel prize (golden medal)

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, that didn't take long :D Nice work! $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 27 '18 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ being a physics nerd paid off here i guess. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Aug 27 '18 at 11:28
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    $\begingroup$ It would be good to explain each clue separately, there are lots of nice wordplay and interesting physics going on in there. $\endgroup$ – Bass Aug 27 '18 at 12:59
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I'd like to add something to the other hints

The largest of boards

it's a plank, which is a word play on Planck

my length is real small

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length

A well-known professor, a rock without roll.

Einstein literally translates to "a rock"

A black body's spectre by my law is bound.

Planck famously was the first to correctly describe black body radiation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck%27s_law

My famed equation with E is profound.

almost everybody has heard of E=mc^2

QM's foundations by us were laid out. Our golden medals deserved were, no doubt.

both Einstein and Planck pioneered in Quantum Mechanics and won a nobel prize for discovering energy quantization and describing the photo electric effect

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    $\begingroup$ This is correct. Also largest = max :) $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 27 '18 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, nice, I didn't catch that. $\endgroup$ – infinitezero Aug 27 '18 at 17:05

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