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Einstein and Heisenberg : the controversy over quantum physics

Author: K Kleinknecht
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
Series: Springer biographies
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This is a fascinating account of two great scientists of the 20th century: Einstein and Heisenberg, discoverers, respectively, of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It connects the history of modern physics to the life stories of these two extraordinary physicists. These discoveries laid the foundation of modern physics, without which our digitized world of computers, satellites, and innovative  Read more...
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Kleinknecht, K. (Konrad), 1940-
Einstein and Heisenberg.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019
(OCoLC)1061037683
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Werner Heisenberg; Albert Einstein; Werner Heisenberg
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Kleinknecht
ISBN: 9783030052645 3030052648 9783030052652 3030052656
OCLC Number: 1086607233
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1: Einstein's Youth; The Cemetery at Buchau; The Family in Ulm and Munich; Student at the Luitpold-Gymnasium, Munich; Einstein in Aarau and Zürich; Expert at the Bern Patent Office; 2: Heisenberg's Youth; Heisenberg's Background; Schooldays in Würzburg and Munich; The Youth Movement; Studies with Sommerfeld; Heisenberg in Göttingen and Copenhagen; 3: The Wonder Years; The Calm Before the Storm of Ideas; Einstein's Annus Mirabilis; The Photoelectric Effect; The Doctoral Dissertation and the Brownian Motion of Molecules; The New View of Space and Time Einstein's Special Theory of RelativityMass and Energy; Reactions to the Revolutionary Papers; Professor in Zürich, Prague, and Again in Zürich; The General Theory of Relativity and Berlin; Consequences of the General Theory of Relativity; Heisenberg's Breakthrough to Quantum Mechanics; Conservation of Energy and the Compton Effect; Burst of Creativity on Helgoland; Conclusion in Göttingen; Discussion with Einstein; The Completion of the New Quantum Theory; The Schrödinger Equation; Schrödinger in Copenhagen; Born's Probabilistic Interpretation; The Uncertainty Principle; Einstein's Reaction 4: Impact of the DiscoveriesThe Fifth Solvay Conference, 1927; Impact of the General Theory of Relativity; Evolution of the Universe and the Big Bang; Dark Matter; Black Holes and Supernovae; Gravitational Waves; Heisenberg in Leipzig; "German Physics"; Einstein as Teacher; Impact of Quantum Mechanics; Philosophical Consequences; Applications of Quantum Mechanics; Magnetism; Semiconductors, Integrated Circuits, and Computers; Quantum Computer, Quantum Cryptography; The Laser; Superconductors; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 5: Expulsion and the War Years; Einstein and Germany Einstein's Pacifism, the Bomb, and the Franck ReportHeisenberg, the War Years, and the Uranium Club; The Uranium Reactor; 6: Social Affinities; Einstein's Women; Heisenberg's Family; Einstein's Religion; Heisenberg's Religious Philosophy; More on the Role of Music; Einstein's Later Years: World Sage in Princeton and His "Unified Field Theory"; Heisenberg: Government Advisor in Göttingen and Munich, Reconstruction, the Theory of Everything; The Final Meeting, 1954; Glossary; Bibliography; Literature on Einstein; Literature on Heisenberg; Author Index; Subject Index; Picture Credits
Series Title: Springer biographies
Responsibility: Konrad Kleinknecht.

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