Heisenberg and the early days of quantum mechanics

  title={Heisenberg and the early days of quantum mechanics},
  author={Federico Bloch},
It is appropriate in this year, when we celebrate the 50th anniversary of quantum mechanics, and during which we have been saddened by the death of one of its leading founders, Werner Heisenberg, to reminisce about the formative years of the new mechanics. At the time when the foundations of physics were being replaced with totally new concepts I was a student of physics. I sat in the colloquium audience when Peter Debye made the suggestions to Erwin Schrodinger that started him on the study of… CONTINUE READING