Privatdozent Photo Edition #1
Norbert Wiener with Max Born (1925)
Mathematican Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) standing with physicist Max Born (1882-1970) at the University of Göttingen in 1925. Wiener spent time in Göttingen as a postdoc in 1914 and later returned in 1924-26 as a Guggenheim scholar. The prodigy’s latter stay occurred concurrently with the birth of quantum mechanics (by Heisenberg and Born in 1925) and his stay overlapped those of both J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) and John von Neumann (1903-57).
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