Thursday, 5 September 2019

1104) Werner Heisenberg

Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 – 1976). German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated. He is known for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which he published in 1927. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics".

- "Heisenberg, red-haired, balding, gnomish, looking older than his years..."…

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