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Max Born
Born (1882-12-11)11 December 1882
Died 5 January 1970(1970-01-05) (aged 87)
Nationality German - British
Known for Foundations of quantum mechanics
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1954)
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Frankfurt am Main
University of Göttingen
University of Edinburgh
Doctoral advisor Carl Runge
Doctoral students Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Robert Oppenheimer
Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim
Max Delbrück
Walter Elsasser
Friedrich Hund
Pascual Jordan
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Herbert S. Green
Cheng Kaijia
Werner Karl Heisenberg

Max Born (11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German-British physicist and mathematician who was important in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of important physicists in the 1920s and 30s. Born became a British subject in 1939. He won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics.

He was of Jewish descent.

Born's descendants include his grandaughter Olivia Newton-John and his great-granddaughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi.

  • Kuhn, Thomas S., John L. Heilbron, Paul Forman, and Lini Allen Sources for History of Quantum Physics (American Philosophical Society, 1967)

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