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Born, Max (1882 - 1970)

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Born: 11 December 1882  Breslau, Germany.  Died: 1970.
Max Born helped develop quantum mechanics, which forms the basis of modern atomic and nuclear physics. In quantum mechanics he interpreted wave functions statistically and developed the ideas of 3-dimensional particle motion.

Career Highlights
Born Breslau, Germany (now Poland), 11 December 1882. Died 1970. Educated Göttingen University (PhD 1907) and Cambridge (MA 1933). Privatexent, Göttingen University 1909; professor, University of Berlin 1915; professor, Frankfurt University 1919; professor, Göttingen University 1921; professor of natural philosophy, Edinburgh 1936-53, emeritus from 1953. Stokes medal, Cambridge 1934; Fellow, Royal Society 1939; Macdougall-Brisbane and Gunning-Victoria Jubilee Prize, Royal Society of Edinburgh 1945, 1950; Max Planck Medaille, Germany 1948; Hughes Medal, Royal Society 1950; Freedom of the City of Göttingen 1953; Nobel prize (with W. Bothe) 1954; Grotius Medal, Munich 1956.

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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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