Max Born

1882 - 1970

Max Born

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 found 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 1,828,879 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 53rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Max Born ranks 53 out of 659Before him are Léon Foucault, Andrei Sakharov, James Chadwick, Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Wilhelm Wien. After him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Otto von Guericke, William Gilbert, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, and Gabriel Lippmann.

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Among people born in 1882, Max Born ranks 12Before him are Georges Braque, Sigrid Undset, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Lili Elbe, Ion Antonescu, and Georgi Dimitrov. After him are Günther von Kluge, Emmy Noether, Kurt von Schleicher, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Edward Hopper, and Melanie Klein. Among people deceased in 1970, Max Born ranks 11Before him are Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, and Sukarno. After him are Alexander Kerensky, Hjalmar Schacht, Nelly Sachs, Mark Rothko, François Mauriac, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Max Born ranks 28 out of 930Before him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Stanisław Lem (1921), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892). After him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Günther von Kluge (1882), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Otto Stern (1888), and Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456).

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 Otto Stern (1888), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Eugen Goldstein (1860).

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