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Max Born Medal and Prize

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Max Born Medal and Prize
Awarded forOutstanding contributions to Physics
Sponsored byGerman Physical Society, Institute of Physics
Presented byGerman Physical Society, Institute of Physics Edit this on Wikidata
Reward(s)Silver medal, €3000
First awarded1973

The Max Born Medal and Prize is a scientific prize awarded yearly by the German Physical Society (DPG) and the British Institute of Physics (IOP) in memory of the German physicist Max Born,[1] who was a German-Jewish physicist, instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. It was established in 1972, and first awarded in 1973.[citation needed]

The terms of the award are that it is "to be presented for outstanding contributions to physics". The award goes to physicists based in Germany and in the UK or Ireland in alternate years.[2][3] The prize is accompanied by a silver medal "about 6 cm in diameter and 0.5 cm thick. One face carries a profile of Max Born and his name and dates. The other face carries the equation pq – qp = h/2πi and the full names of IOP and DPG. The recipient's full name and year of award is engraved around the rim." The medal is accompanied by €3000.[3]

Max Born circa 1930–1940

List of recipients


The following have received this award:[4][5]

See also



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  2. ^ "The Born medal and prize". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
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  4. ^ "Born medal recipients". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Max-Born-Preis und -Medaille – Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger" [Max Born Prize and Medal – Award winners]. Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  6. ^ "People and Institutions" (PDF). The Australian Physicist. Vol. 13, no. 7. Australian Institute of Physics. 1976. p. 110.
  7. ^ "Max Born award". Physics Bulletin. 27 (4): 149. April 25, 1976. doi:10.1088/0031-9112/27/4/016.
  8. ^ Kröger, Bernd (November 25, 2014). Hermann Haken: From the Laser to Synergetics: A Scientific Biography of the Early Years. Springer. ISBN 9783319116891 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "Max Born Medal and Prize" (PDF). Europhysics News. No. 21. 1990.
  10. ^ "Eighteen Scientists Garner IOP Prizes". Physics Today. 55 (3): 83–84. January 12, 2007. doi:10.1063/1.2408468.
  11. ^ "Springer Author Receives Max Born Medal and Prize for 2004". Springer. 4 May 2004.
  12. ^ "Professor Alan Martin awarded Max Born Medal and Prize for 2007". University of Durham.
  13. ^ "DPG awards Max Born Prize to Max Klein". Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY. 15 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Collaboration in theoretical physics with the University of Hamburg". XFEL. 10 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Max Born Prize 2015 goes to Andrea Cavalleri". Max Planck Institute. 8 December 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Honors, rewards, awards". CFEL.
  17. ^ "Professor Christian Pfleiderer awarded Max Born Prize". Technical University of Munich. 21 November 2015.
  18. ^ Wiedersich, Johannes (24 November 2015). "Max Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer". Neutronsources.org.
  19. ^ Hamish, Johnston (21 November 2016). "Flash Physics: Shrinking gels, masculine culture discourages female physicists, Carlos Frenk bags Born medal". Physics World.
  20. ^ "Max Born Prize 2018 for MPSD director Angel Rubio". Max Planck Institute. 24 November 2017.
  21. ^ "CCQ Distinguished Research Scientist Angel Rubio Awarded Max Born Medal and Prize". Simons Foundation. 29 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Max Born Prize 2018 for MPSD director Angel Rubio". University of Hamburg.
  23. ^ "Professor John Michael David (Mike) Coey, FRS, is awarded the Prestigious Max Born Medal and Prize". University of Dublin. 12 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Physikerin der Universität Bayreuth erhält Max-Born-Preis 2020". idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft e.V. (in German). 19 November 2020.
  25. ^ "Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger" (in German). Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. 2 June 2023.