Max Born

lived from 1882 to 1970

Max Born had a distinguished career as a mathematician in Germany before he was forced to leave in 1933 to avoid the Nazis. He became a lecturer in Cambridge before being appointed Professor of Applied Mathematics in Edinburgh where he assembled a distinguished research group mainly of European refugees. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954 for his work on Quantum Mechanics.

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