Max Born Day
50th anniversary of Max Borns Nobel Award Lecture. Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December 2004

In 1954 Max Born received the Nobel Prize in Physics - together with Walther Bothe - "for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for his statistical interpretation of the wavefunction". The 11th December 2004 is the 50th anniversary of Max Borns Nobel Lecture in Stockholm and at the same day we also remember his 122nd birthday.

The Max Born Institute will commemorate this event on

Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th December 2004

with two days in the honor of Max Born. We will celebrate it with a scientific colloquium (Friday) and an exhibition in the presence of Max Born's son, Prof. Gustav Born, FRS and eminent scientists form the area of optics and atomic and molecular physics.

The events will take place in the Max Born Hall of the MBI, Max-Born-Straße 2A, 12 489 Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

Friday, 10th Dec. 2004
11 h Opening of the Max Born exhibition  
  by the Directors of the Max Born Institute, the Organisor of the exhibition, Dr. h.c. Jost Lemmerich, and Professor Gustav V.R. Born, Son of the Nobel awardee, in the presence of high school students and teachers from the Max Born Gymnasium Pankow  
14 h Max Born Colloqium  

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Sandner
Managing directror of the Max Born Institute



Greeting Addresses Professor Dr. Knut Urban, Präsident, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Professor Jan Kolaczkiewicz, Ph D.
Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Wroclaw University, Poland




Key note lecture
Professor Gustav V.R. Born, FRCP Hon FRCS FRS
The William Harvey Research Institute; St. Batholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London
  Key note lecture:
ATTOSECOND IMAGING: Asking a Molecule to paint a self-portrait

Professor Paul B. Corkum, FRSC
Steacie Institute for Molecular Science, National Research Council
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

17 h Reception  
  Short addresses  
  Unveiling of the Max Born Memorial Tablet  
SaTurday, 11th Dec. 2004
11 h Opening of the Exhibition for the Public
  Lectures Das Leben und die Wissenschaft Max
Borns: eine allgemeinverständliche Einführung
Direktorium des Max-Born-Instituts, W. Sandner, T. Elsässer, I.V. Hertel