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Max Born: Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winner on Physics, mathematician and physicyst Max Born, is dedicated today’s Google doodle. Today’s doodle of Google celebrates the 135th birthday of Max Born, the German physicist and mathematician, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1954 for his contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.

Max Born (born December 11, 1882), earned his PhD at the University of Göttingen, where he later became professor of theoretical physics, leading some of the most famous scientists of the time. Max Born was one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics in the field of Physics who studies the behavior of materials in the molecular, atomic and subatomic levels.

His students were great names in physics, such as Robert Oppenheimer‘s “father of the atom bomb”, the father of the hydrogen bomb Edward Teller and the quantum mechanic champion Werner Heisenberg. With Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, Born was suspended from his university duties because of his Jewish background and was forced to expatriate to England where he was appointed a lecturer at Cambridge University.