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Max Born

1882 - 1970

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Max Born (German: [ˈmaks ˈbɔɐ̯n]; 11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function".Born entered the University of Göttingen in 1904, where he met the three renowned mathematicians Felix Klein, David Hilbert, and Hermann Minkowski. He wrote his Ph.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Born has received more than 2,001,956 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Max Born is the 54th most popular physicist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Poland (down from 28th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Physicist.

Max Born was a German-born physicist who made contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He is most famous for his work in the field of quantum mechanics.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Max Born ranks 54 out of 721Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, William Gilbert, Georges Lemaître, James Chadwick, Otto von Guericke, and Wilhelm Wien. After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Robert Andrews Millikan, Mikhail Lomonosov, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Clausius, and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1882, Max Born ranks 14Before him are Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Ion Antonescu, Günther von Kluge, Edward Hopper, and Emmy Noether. After him are Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Kurt von Schleicher, Melanie Klein, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Mohammad Mosaddegh. Among people deceased in 1970, Max Born ranks 11Before him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Erich Maria Remarque, Jimi Hendrix, António de Oliveira Salazar, Sukarno, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Hjalmar Schacht, Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, François Mauriac, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and Napoleon Hill.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Max Born ranks 35 out of 1,231Before him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Kurt Lewin (1890), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), and Władysław Szpilman (1911). After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Jakob Böhme (1575), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Rudolf Virchow (1821), and Eric of Pomerania (1381).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Max Born ranks 3Before him are Marie Curie (1867) and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686). After him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), and Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803).