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Max Born


Grotius Medal, Munich, 1963
Nobel Prize for Physics, 1954
Hughes medal of the Royal Society, 1950
Max Planck medal of the German Physical Society, 1948
Macdougall-Brisbane and Gunning-Victoria Jubilee Prize, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1945 and 1950
Fellow of the Royal Society, 1939
Stokes medal of Cambridge University, 1936


One of the founders of quantum mechanics, a term that he invented in 1924. As professor in theoretical physics at the University of Berlin, he became friends with Einstein. He moved to Frankfurt in 1919, and then to Göttingen in 1921 where he became director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics. In 1933, he lost his post when anti-Semitic laws came into effect, and his family left for Britain where he became Stokes lecturer in Cambridge. In 1936, he was Tait professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh until retirement in 1953. In 1954, he returned to Bad Pyrmont near Göttingen with his wife.[F76]

Place of birth: Breslau[O21]
Place of marriage: Grünau[M23]
Place of death and burial: Göttingen[M23]




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