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Max Born

1882 - 1970

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Max Born (German pronunciation: [ˈmaks ˈbɔɐ̯n] (listen); 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Born has received more than 2,585,981 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Max Born is the 55th most popular physicist (down from 54th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 35th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German 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, Max Born ranks 55 out of 717Before him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Christian Doppler, Wilhelm Wien, Georges Lemaître, Philipp Lenard, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Mikhail Lomonosov.

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Among people born in 1882, Max Born ranks 12Before him are Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Georgi Dimitrov. After him are Ion Antonescu, Emmy Noether, Günther von Kluge, Melanie Klein, Kurt von Schleicher, and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1970, Max Born ranks 12Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, and Hjalmar Schacht. After him are Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, Alexander Kerensky, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Mark Rothko, and Paul Celan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Born ranks 183 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Pachelbel (1653), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886). After him are Augustus III of Poland (1696), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Max Born ranks 8Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Max Planck (1858), Georg Ohm (1789), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Heinrich Hertz (1857), and Hermann von Helmholtz (1821). After him are Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Ernst Ruska (1906).