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Max Born’s mathematical calculations were the underpinning of quantum mechanics.

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Max Born

Max Born received the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his mathematical explanation of the behavior of subatomic particles.

OSA’s Max Born Award recognizes individuals who advance physical optics. (Photo: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Gift of Jost Lemmerich)

(Courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Gift of Jost Lemmerich)