Werner Heisenberg & His Major/Key Contributions to Science

Timeline created by Alexander Worth
  • Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - Publication of Theory of Quantum Mechanics

    At the age of 23, Werner (Karl) Heisenberg published his theory, for which he is often famed - pertaining to quantum mechanics. - It would be from this (his) theory, and his later findings/discoveries, obtained from its practical use and application - that he also led the scientific community to discover allotropic form of hydrogen. For this act of major contribution to science, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, (later) in 1932.
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    Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - Sources and References

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    Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - Sources and References, II

    Timeline (Constructed By): Alexander Edward Worth
  • Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - Introduction of the Uncertainty Principle

    Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - Introduction of the Uncertainty Principle
    In 1927, Heisenberg introduced and presented his Uncertainty Principle - for which he is also widely recognized within the communities of science and physics, and quantum mechanics. His principle pertaining to the uncertainty in terms of ability to precisely and accurately determine the position and momentum of a mobile particle - led to further discoveries within the fields of chemistry and particle physics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQKELOE9eY4
  • Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - The Max Planck Institute for Physics

    Werner Heisenberg directly contributed to the re-organization and structuring of what was at the time, the Institute for Physics at Göttingen. - Which, two years later in 1948, became the Max Planck Institute for Physics - what is now one of the world's leading research institutions for particle physics and high-energy physics/related-areas of study within the surrounding fields/disciplines. - This is also a major (yet less frequently discussed) contribution of his in terms of scientific work.
  • Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) - The Gifford Lectures

    In 1955, (during the winter) and into 1956 - Heisenberg travelled to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to give lectures, for which he is well-renowned. These lectures would then be published as a book (multiple pieces of present-day scientific literature stem from these given lectures). - In the lectures, Heisenberg presented many influential ideas and concepts within both science and philosophy, - in which is known for promoting the necessities of philosophical values in science.