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#6005 - Max Born Autograph Manuscript Signed Estimate: $800+

"My best work was the formulation of quantum mechanics, in collaboration with Heisenberg"

Handwritten responses by Born to a series of three biographical questions, signed "Max Born," one page, 8.25 x 12.25, no date. On his scientific debut, he writes: "I had no particular difficulty in becoming a scientist." On supporting himself, he writes: "I have a private income which enabled me to spend all my time for study and later for research." On his most famous work, he writes: "I became first known through my work on lattice theory of crystals, in particular the establishment of a formula (with Karman) for the specific heat and the calculation of lattice energies, with applications to chemistry. My best work was the formulation of quantum mechanics, in collaboration with Heisenberg and Jordan, and the statistical interpretation of the wave function, based on a quantum theory of collisions." In fine condition, with short splits along intersecting folds. A fantastic, self-reflective autobiographical piece from Born.

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