Max Born facts for kids
|Died||5 January 1970
|Nationality||German - British|
|Known for||Foundations of quantum mechanics|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1954)|
|Institutions||University of Frankfurt am Main
University of Göttingen
University of Edinburgh
|Doctoral advisor||Carl Runge|
|Doctoral students||Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim
Herbert S. Green
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.
- 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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