Born, Max, 1882-1970

Alternative names
Birth 1882-12-11
Death 1970-01-05
German, English

Biographical notes:

Physicist (solid state physics, quantum mechanics, lattice dynamics, wave functions, molecules). On the physics faculty at Universität Göttingen (1908-1914, 1921-1933); Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin (1914-1919); and University of Edinburgh (1936-1956).

From the description of Lecture notebooks, 1905-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79287462

From the description of Papers, ca. 1945-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77749891

From the description of Papers, 1925-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122556655

German physicist. Studied at Universities of Breslau; Heidelberg; Zürich, and Göttingen. Received Ph.D. 1907 Göttingen; privatdozen University of Breslau; 1915 e. o. professor, University of Berlin; 1919 University of Frankfurt; 1921 o. professor, University of Göttingen; 1933 University of Cambridge; 1936-1953 University of Edinburgh.

From the description of Various items, 1963-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82999043

Physicist (solid state physics, quantum mechanics, wave functions, molecules). On the physics faculty at Universitat Göttingen, 1908-1914, 1921-1933; Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Berlin, 1914-1919; and University of Edinburgh, 1936-1956.

From the description of Letters from Born and his wife, Hedi, to Maria Stein on personal matters, ca. 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80601646

From the description of Correspondence concerning review of a book by Alfred Landé, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79200202


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