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Max Born at the University of Wroclaw (Breslau): astronomy, mathematics, and physics
Author(s): Reimund Torge
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Max Born started studying astronomy, mathematics, and physics in 1901 at the University of Wroclaw the town where he was born on December 11th, 1882. In my talk I would like to follow his reminiscences (Max Born: My Life. London 1978) and to illustrate them with pictures and documents from his time at the university. We will start with a view of the main building of the university where the lectures in mathematics were given. Then we find the astronomical observatory located at the top of the mathematical tower of the university building. The situation there at the time of Max Born will be illustrated by historical photographs. Finally we will follow the way the students took in those days to the physical institute. Pictures of the building and the great auditorium will end the presentation of the historical sites. Parallel to this I would like to tell you how Max Born judges his first years studying in Wroclaw and what the reasons were for him to go to Goettingen.

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Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.515448
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Reimund Torge, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5120:
XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers

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