Max Born

1882 - 1970

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Max Born had a distinguished career as a mathematician in Germany before he was forced to leave in 1933 to avoid the Nazis. He became a lecturer in Cambridge before being appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics in Edinburgh where he assembled a distinguished research group mainly of European refugees. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954 for his work on Quantum Mechanics.
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List of References (8 books/articles)

Some Quotations (7)

A Poster of Max Born

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Walter Ledermann's memoir
  2. Max Born's matrices
  3. Born's Inaugural Lecture
  4. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Max Born
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Fellow of the Royal Society1939
Nobel Prize1954
Lunar featuresCrater Born
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. University of Heidelberg (In German)
  1. Nobel prizes site (A biography of Born and his Nobel prize presentation speech)
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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