Werner Heisenburg

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  • Introduction of Werner Karl Heisenburg

    Werner was born in Wurzburg, Germany on December 5th, 1901 and lived until February 1st, 1976. He was a proud philosopher and physicist. He set the tone on how to measure quantum mechanics in the form of matrices in 1925. Matrices are numbers formed in irregular formations such as rows and columns and are grouped in array with symbols and numbers. Given his accomplishment, the Nobel Prize was awarded to him in 1932.
  • Hydrodynamics

    In 1927, Heisenburg finished his dissertation for his doctorate in 1923 on the topic of hydrodynamics. He would go on to contribute important findings such as, but not limited to turbulent flows and cosmic rays in the theories of this study. Turbulent flows is is the flow of particles in an irregular way while cosmic rays are fragments of atoms that fall to earth like rain from outside our solar system.
  • Atoms

    Werner Heisenburg, after educating himself on Nicolas Bohr theory of the atom, was dissatisfied. He did not agree with Bohr theory which stated; the nucleus itself is the atom and its charged positively while the negatively charged electrons circle around it as if they were in planetary orbit. Heisenburg declared that electrons contain something else, something called photons. With this, they "change the momentum and physics of an atom." Werners' idea is still used in modern science.
  • Nobel Prize

    In 1932, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Werner Heisenburg for his accomplishments in discovery and application of quantum mechanics and theory. For this award, the one who nominated him was none other than Albert Einstein himself. Although Heisenburg was grateful to receive such an prestigious award Heisenburg believed that it should have been shared with his colleagues, Pascual Jordan and Max Born.