Max Born Facts

Max Born Facts
Max Born (December 11, 1882 to January 5, 1970) was a German physicist and mathematician. He was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics and made important contributions to solid-state physics. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in Quantum Mechanics.
Interesting Max Born Facts:
Max Born was worn in Breslau, Poland ti a Jewish family.
His father was an anatomist and professor of embryology at the University of Breslau.
In 1901 Max Born entered the University of Breslau and in 1902 he spent the summer term at Heidelberg University.
In 1904 he transferred to the University of Gottingen where he worked with renowned mathematicians, David Hilbert, Felix Klein and Hermann Minkowski.
On June 13, 1906 he won the prestigious Philosophy Faculty Prize for his paper on stability equations.
In July he received his PhD in mathematics magna cum laude.
In 1907 he entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and studied physics at the Cavendish Laboratory.
On October 23, 1909 Born presented his habilitation thesis on the Thomson model of the atom.
By the end of 1913 Born had published important papers on relativity and the dynamics of crystal lattices.
In 1914 he accepted the newly created professor extraordinarius chair of theoretical physics at the University of Berlin.
Born became friends with several important physicists, including Albert Einstein, Max Planck and Fritz Haber.
In April 1919 he became professor ordinarius and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Frankfurt am Main.
From 1921 to 1933 Born and his friend, James Franck, worked at the University of Gottingen where they researched quantum theory.
In 1925 he formulated the matrix mechanics representation of quantum mechanics.
In 1933 Born lost his job when the Nazis came to power and in 1936 he accepted a post as the Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
In 1954 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for research and the statistical interpretation of the wave function.
He received many honors for his work including the Stokes Medal of Cambridge (1934), Fellow of the Royal Society (1939), Max Planck Medaille der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (1948), and in 1972 the Max Born prize was created by the German Physical Society and the British Institute of Physics.
He wrote many popular and technical books and his works on atomic physics and optics are considered classics.

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