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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg; Werner Heisenberg
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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"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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