Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976)

Perhaps the best known of these is widely acclaimed 1998 play that is based on a secret meeting between Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in German-occupied Denmark during the second world war.

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After the war, he served as the director of the Max Planck Institute at Göttingen (and from 1958 at Munich). He held this post until he resigned in 1970. He continued to work on problems of plasma physics and thermonuclear processes, as well as on the unified field theory of elementary particles. Werner Heisenberg died on February 1, 1976.

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Morris (Moe) Berg decided not to shoot. Heisenberg had spoken on the safely esoteric topic "S-matrix theory." But Berg garnered an invitation to a small dinner party being given for Heisenberg by a Swiss physicist who was aleague with Allen Dulles, then the O.S.S. man in Zurich (and later Director of Central Intelligence). After dinner, the ingenious Berg managed to claim the honor of walking the discoverer of the uncertainty principle, who had to his hotel. Heisenberg was a bit suspicious. But he seems not even to have realized that Berg was Jewish; he later speculated that this enigmatic dinner guest had been an agent of the Nazi SS sent to monitor his table talk.

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Books by Heisenberg include The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory (1930, reissued 1950; originally published in German, 1930), his most important work, containing themes of early papers amplified into a treatise, Philosophic Problems of Nuclear Science (1952, reissued 1966; originally published in German, 8th enlarged ed., 1949), a collection of his early essays, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (1958, reissued 1989), his Gifford lectures, Physics and Beyond (1971; originally published in German, 1969), a memoir of his early life, and Across the Frontiers (1974, reissued 1990; orignally published in German, 1971), collected essays and occasional lectures.
Biograpical material is found in Armin Hermann, Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976, trans. from German (1976); Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker and Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Werner Heisenberg (1977), in German; Elisabeth Heisenberg, Inner Exile: Recollections of a Life with Werner Heisenberg (1984; orginally published in German, 1980); and David C. Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg (1992). Heisenberg's role in the German wartime atomic program is chronicled in Leslie R. Groves, Now It Can Be Told: Story of the Manhattan Project (1962, reprinted 1983). Collections of essays in honour of Heisenberg include Fritz Bopp (ed.), Werner Heisenberg und die Physik unserer Zeit (1961); Heinrich Pfeiffer (ed.), Denken und Umdenken: Zu Werk und Wirkung von Werner Heisenberg (1977); and Peter Breitenlohner and H. Peter Durr (eds.), Unified Theories of Elementary Particles (1982). Studies of Heisenberg's philosophy of science include Patrick A. Heelan, Quantum Mechanics and Objectivity (1965); and Max Jammer, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics: The Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics in Historical Perspective (1974), and The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed. (1989), which provide the most complete study of Heisenberg's contribution to quantum mechanics.

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Werner Heisenberg was born on December 5, 1901, at Würzburg, Germany. In 1923 he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Munich. Heisenberg's name will always be associated with his theory of quantum mechanics, published in 1925. For this theory, Heisenberg was awarded the for 1932. He is also known for the Uncertainty Principle.

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Mr. Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning freelance writer who has concentrated on the history of Amercian intelligence agencies for many years. Int his book his account of Allied intelligence is the more thoroughly convincing of his two stories; it contains a greater welath of fresh material. Especially valuable is his reconstruciton of the activities of Samuel Goudsmit, the Dutch-born physicist who became the chief scientist involved in the Alsos Mission. Mr. Powers shows that Goudsmit, a scientific rival of Heisenberg during the 1920's, had become aware through intelligence sources not only that Heisenberg had been reported as saying in 1944 that it was a pity Germany was losing the war, but also that the German physicist had apparently delivered too little too late when one of Goudsmit's friends appealed to him ot intercede with the Nazis to prevent the internment of Goudsmit's parents in the Netherlands. He concludes that Goudsmit's anger at Heisenberg led Goudsmit to underestimate the scientific competence of the work carried out by Heisenberg and some other German scientists during the war.