Werner heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg

  • Born in Wurzberg, Germany

  • The Core Model

    The Core Model
    In December of 1921, at the age of 20, Heisenberg submit a paper to Zeitschrift fur Physik (Journal for Physics). This paper would become what is known as Heisenberg's core model for quantum physics. This paper served as the only theoretical atomic model that could reproduce the Zeeman Effect. This was significant because although Heisenberg's model broke many of the accepted quantum principles it was the only model at the time that worked.
  • Appointed professor

    Werner was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Leipzig, he was also appointed head of the physics department. At age 26 he was Germany's youngest full time professor.
  • The Uncertainty Principle

    The Uncertainty Principle
    On March 22, 1927 Heisenberg submitted another paper to the aforementioned Zeitschrift fur Physik titled "On the Perceptual Content of Quantum-Theoretical Kinematics and Mechanics". Considered on of Heisenbergs most famous breakthroughs, this paper would "fundamentally altered our understanding of nature and our relation to it"(Cassidy 159).
    What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    In November 1933 Heisenberg was awarded the Max Planck Medal, the highest award a German physicist can receive. This was given to him by Planck himself whom is considered the originator of quantum theory. One week later Heisenberg was then awarded the Nobel Prize in physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen."
    Werner Heisenberg – Nobel Lecture. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2021.
  • Death