Werner heisenberg 1

Werner Heisenberg

  • Birth Date

    Birth Date
    His full name is Werner Karl Heisenberg. He was born December 5, 1901 in Würzburg, Germany.
  • Period: to


    From 1922-1923 he went to Göttingen to study physics under Hilbert, Franck and Max Born. In 1923 he received his P.h.D in Physics at the University of Munich. In 1926 he was the lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen under Neils Bohr(he proposed the theory for the hydrogen atom in 1913). Then in 1927 he was the Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Leipzig.
  • Theory of Quantum Mechanics

    Theory of Quantum Mechanics
    In 1925 he published his theory of quantum mechanics in terms of matrices. The theory was only based on what we could see like the "radiation emitted by the atom". His theory resulted in the discovery of allotropic forms of hydrogen. He received the Nobel prize in 1932 for his succeeding research into the theory. He was a key pioneer in quantum physics.
  • Uncertainty principle

    Uncertainty principle
    He published his uncertainty principle in 1927 which stated that we can not know the exact speed and position of an object at the same exact time. For example the more you know about a particles position the less you know of its momentum and vice versa.
  • Death date

    Death date
    Heisenberg had so many accomplishments and contributions such as "contributions to the theories of the hydrodynamics of turbulent flows, the atomic nucleus, ferromagnetism, cosmic rays, and subatomic particles, and he was instrumental in planning the first West German nuclear reactor at Karlsruhe, together with a research reactor in Munich, in 1957. Considerable controversy surrounds his work on atomic research during World War II". He died on February 1, 1976 in Munich, West Germany.
  • MLA Citations plus fun fact

    MLA Citations plus fun fact
    Heisenberg was a pianist (which explains the piano picture). The Nobel Prize in Physics 1932. NobelPrize.org. (n.d.). https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1932/heisenberg/biographical/. Beyler, R. (n.d.). Werner Heisenberg. Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Werner-Heisenberg.