Born, Max

(1882–1970)
   German physicist and Nobel laureate, 1954. The son of an anatomist, Born grew up in Breslau and lectured on physics in Berlin, Frankfurt and Goettingen. Though not a professing Jew, he was dismissed from Goettingen in 1933. He went first to Cambridge and from 1936 lectured in applied mathematics at Edinburgh University. He retired in 1953 and returned to Germany. In 1954 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics. Born’s most notable work was in developing the mathematical basis of quantum mechanics, and in his use of matrix computations. He wrote a number of books on physics and was also concerned with the philosophical issues raised by natural science. A discussion he held with EINSTEIN on the problems of cause and chance in science was published as ‘Physics and Metaphysics’ (1950). My Life and Views (1968) reflects his interest in the ethical problems raised by modern scientific developments.

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  • BORN, MAX — (1882–1970), German physicist and Nobel Prize winner. A son of the anatomist Gustav Born, he was born in Breslau and lectured on physics in Berlin (1915), Frankfurt (1919), and Goettingen (1921). Although he had dissociated himself from the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Born, Max — born Dec. 11, 1882, Breslau, Ger. died Jan. 5, 1970, Göttingen, W.Ger. German physicist. He taught theoretical physics at the University of Göttingen from 1921 to 1933, when he fled to Britain. There he taught principally at the University of… …   Universalium

  • Born, Max — (1882 1970)    physicist; a key player in the development of quantum mechanics. A native of Breslau (now Poland s Wroclaw), he began university studies in his home city. Moving to Gottingen in 1904 to study with David Hilbert, he took a doctorate …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Born , Max — (1882–1970) German physicist Born was the son of an embryologist, a professor of anatomy at the University of Breslau (now Wrocław) in Poland. He was educated at the university in his native city of Breslau, and at the universities of Heidelberg …   Scientists

  • Born, Max — ► (1882 1970) Físico alemán. Desarrolló los fundamentos de la mecánica cuántica y la interpretación probabilística de la función de ondas. Fue premio Nobel de Física en 1954 por sus trabajos en mecánica cuántica. * * * (11 dic. 1882, Breslau,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Born, Max — (1882 1970)    German physicist. He was born in Breslau, and lectured on physics in Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. He later moved to Britain and taught at Edinburgh University. On his retirement, he returned to Germany. He played a major role… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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