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Werner Heisenberg 05DEC1901 - 01FEB1976

  • Birth

    Werner Karl Heisenberg was born in Würzburg, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
  • Education

    Earned P.hD. in Physics from the University of Munich.
  • Philosphy and Religion

    In a letter to Albert Einstein, Heisenberg stated the comfort that he found in knowing that God knows the location of sub-atomic particles and how that fact continues to prove the validity of the causality principle. A devout Christian and accomplished physicist, Heisenberg frequently used his religious beliefs to answer questions that he had. Holton, Gerald (2005). Victory and Vexation in Science: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Others. Harvard University Press, London. p. 32
  • Principle of Uncertainty

    Heisenberg presented the principle of uncertainty which means that the velocity and position of an object can not be accurately measured, even theoretically.
  • Scientific Development

    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." The Nobel Prize in Physics 1932. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2022. Sun. 22 May 2022.
  • Capture

    He was interned at Farm Hall, a bugged house, where allied forces attempted to determine how close German scientists were to creating an atomic bomb.
    Operation Epsilon: The Farm Hall Transcripts. Sir Charles Frank (introduction). Bristol, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles: Institute of Physics Publishing and University of California Press. November 1993. p. 313
  • Story of self

    Werner Heisenberg published his autobiography in Germany to share the story of his life.
  • Philosophical Input

    In his speech upon receiving the Romano Guardini Prize, Heisenberg discusses the relationship between religion and science and how they go hand in hand. HEISENBERG, WERNER. “SCIENTIFIC TRUTH AND RELIGIOUS TRUTH.” CrossCurrents, vol. 24, no. 4, 1975, pp. 463–73. JSTOR, Accessed 22 May 2022.
  • Death

    Heisenberg died in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany