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Uncertainty : the life and science of Werner Heisenberg

Author: David C Cassidy
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Werner Heisenberg's genius and his place at the forefront of modern physics are unquestioned. His decision to remain in Germany throughout the Third Reich and his role in Hitler's atomic bomb project are still topics of heated debate. UNCERTAINTY is David Cassidy's compelling portrait of this brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. It is the definitive Heisenberg biography, as well as a striking evocation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Heisenberg, Werner <1901-1976>
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Cassidy
ISBN: 9780716725039 0716725037 0716722437 9780716722434
OCLC Number: 23653980
Description: xii, 669 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Young Werner --
Family matters --
A great war --
Gymnasiast --
Red and white --
Pathfinding --
II: Quantum mechanics --
Sommerfeld's seminar --
Cutting to the core --
Fair-haired farm boy --
Principles and politics --
Quantum multiplying --
Quantum mechanic --
Certain of uncertainty --
Spreading the spirit --
Fresh fruits --
III: The lonely years --
Anew regime --
Herr professor --
Political science --
Sommerfeld's successor --
An unending loneliness --
Himmler's henchmen --
German physics --
IV: A world at war --
A fine line --
A Copenhagen interpretation --
An ordered reality --
Target number one --
Reconstructing --
Candles at the door.
Responsibility: David C. Cassidy.

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Heisenberg's genius and his place at the forefront of modern physics are unquestioned; his decision to remain in Germany throughout the Third Reich and his role in the Nazi atomic bomb project are  Read more...

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"A fascinating, well-documented biography." --The New York Times Book Review"A monumental effort. On the controversies about Heisenberg's behavior during the Hitler regime, Cassidy is clear and Read more...

 
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