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Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneering Physicist and Mathematician Max Born

Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneering Physicist and Mathematician Max Born

The December 11th 2017 Google Doodle Celebrates the 135th birthday of Max Born, the physicist and mathematician who discovered one of the most important rules in quantum mechanics. Just after World War I, Max Born, a German scientist, cracked the code that would help future generations of scientists understand the laws of modern quantum physics. The theory of quantum mechanics supports the basis of modern technology, for everything from supercomputers and ultra-precise timekeeping to digital encryption. It describes the movement of photons, electrons, and other subatomic particles. The field has led to the development of major technologies such as lasers, computers and MRIs.

Before Born, physicists assumed that if you wanted to know the location of a quantum particle, you had to measure it exactly using a series of physical experiments and a lot of unwieldy calculation. Born figured out that all you really needed was a matrix (a group of numbers lined up in columns and rows) and the rules of probability.

Check out these articles for more about Max Born and his pioneering achievements.

The man who solved a big puzzle about the tiniest particles in the universe - Quartz Media (Qz,com)

Google Doodle Honors Nobel Laureate Max Born, the Famed German Quantum Physicist - Time.com

Monday's Google Doodle Celebrates Physicist Max Born - Forbes.com

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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.