December 11, 1882 – Birth of Max Born, Nobel Prize winner for his work in quantum mechanics

Max Born

The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 who maintained a rare and close friendship for forty years with the great scientist of the 20th century, but his views on science were totally unrecognizable. Einstein turned to him whenever he had doubts about quantum mechanics and it was to him that he addressed his famous phrase: «You believe in a God who plays dice and I believe in total ordering»

In 1921 he was appointed professor of theoretical physics and twelve years later his roots forced him to pack his bags and leave Germany, which then did not want Jewish blood in its veins.

He emigrated with his wife to Cambridge and then to Edinburgh. He did not return to Germany until 1954, with the country already free of swastikas, the year in which he received, together with Walter Bothe, the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum mechanics, father of his philosophical structure, a genius in the field.

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