Werner Karl Heisenberg (Dec 5, 1901 - Feb 1, 1976)

  • Born

    He was born in 5 December 1901 in Würzburg, Bavaria, German Empire.
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    Werner Heisenberg mini bio video

    This biographical mini lecture documentary chronicles the life of Werner Heisenberg, one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century but also one of science's most controversial figures. Source:
    Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. (2015, August 19) Werner Heisenberg [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SeddiqLGzk
  • His breakthrough paper

    His breakthrough paper
    He wrote his breakthrough paper "Quantum theoretical re-interpretation of kinematic and mechanical relations" in 29 July 1925 which laid the foundation for matrix mechanics, the first conceptually autonomous and logically consistent formulation of quantum mechanics. Source:
    Veisdal, J. (2019, December 5) The Golden Age of Quantum Physics. Medium. https://www.cantorsparadise.com/the-golden-age-of-quantum-physics-9a3ddac68413
  • The Uncertainty Principle

    The Uncertainty Principle
    Heisenberg outlined his new principle in 14-page a letter to Wolfgang Pauli, sent February 23, 1927. In March he submitted his paper on the uncertainty principle for publication. Source:
    American Physical Society. (2008, February Vol.17, Number 2). February 1927: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200802/physicshistory.cfm
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 1932

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1932
    Prize motivation: "for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen." Source:
    Werner Heisenberg – Biographical. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2021. Fri. 23 Apr 2021. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1932/heisenberg/biographical/
  • Died

    He died in 1 February 1976 (aged 74) in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.