Max Born Quotes

All attempts to adapt our ethical code to our situation in the technological age have failed.

Born was a refugee who escaped to England from Nazi Germany.

Max Born, 1882-1970, English Physicist & Nobel Laureate, My Life & My Views, 1968

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Max Born
Max Born
  • Born: December 11, 1882
  • Died: January 5, 1970
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Mathematician

Max Born was a German-Jewish physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function".