Max Born and his legacy to condensed matter physics

  title={Max Born and his legacy to condensed matter physics},
  author={Miguel Alvarado Cardona and Werner Marx},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
After a presentation of Max Born's most salient biographical data, we discuss his contributions to science and science policy, with special emphasis on those related to condensed matter physics. Our discussion includes journal articles as well as books. The methodology used is both qualitative and quantitative, including number of items, number of formal and informal citations, and other bibliometric indicators such as the recently proposed Hirsch index (h‐index). The data are mainly based on… 
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  • 1948
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    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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