# Mathematician:Max Born

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## Contents

## Mathematician

German-Jewish physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics.

Also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics.

Supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s.

## Nationality

German

## History

- Born: 11 December 1882 in Breslau, German Empire (now Wrocław, Poland)
- 1954: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
- Died: 5 January 1970 in Göttingen, West Germany (now Germany)

## Theorems and Definitions

- Born-Haber Cycle (with Fritz Haber)
- Born Rigidity
- Born Coordinates
- Born Approximation
- Born Series
- Born Probability
- Born-Infeld Theory (with Leopold Infeld)
- Born-Oppenheimer Approximation (with Julius Robert Oppenheimer)
- Born Rule
- Born-Landé Equation (with Alfred Landé)
- Born-Huang Approximation (with Huang Kun)
- Born-von Karman Boundary Condition (with Theodore von Kármán)
- Born Equation

## Publications

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Born, Max FRS**(1882-1970)