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Born, Max

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1970 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Mathematicians, Physicists

1882 – Born on the 11th day of December this year in Breslau, Germany.


1908 – Studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.


1909 – Settled in as a young academic at Göttingen as a Privatdozent.


1913 – Married Hedwig, née Ehrenberg, who was of Jewish descent (although a practicing Christian), on the 2nd day of August this year; the marriage produced three children including G. V. R. Born. His granddaughter is the British-born Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.


1915 – He was extraordinary professor of theoretical physics at the University of Berlin, where he formed a life-long friendship with Albert Einstein.


1919 – Became ordinary professor on the science faculty at the University of Frankfurt am Main.


1921 – Served as professor of theoretical physics and Director of the new Institute of Theoretical Physics at Göttingen.


1922 – He was in the United States lecturing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sent his student Werner Heisenberg to become his assistant.


1925 – He and Werner Heisenberg formulated the matrix mechanics representation of quantum mechanics.


1933 – He had a collaborator with shared views on basic scientific concepts – a distinct advantage for teaching and his research on the developing quantum theory.


1936 – He was a Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.


1939 – Became a British subject and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London this year.


1954 – Retired to Bad Pyrmont (10 km south of Hamelin) in Germany this year.


1956 – Received Hugo Grotius Medal for International Law, Munich.


1970 – Died on the 5th day of January this year in Göttingen, Germany.