Werner Heisenberg, 5 December 1901 - 1 February 1976

  title={Werner Heisenberg, 5 December 1901 - 1 February 1976},
  author={N. Mott and R. Peierls},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={212 - 251}
  • N. Mott, R. Peierls
  • Published 1977
  • Physics
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
In the great revolution in fundamental physics which started with the ideas of Planck and culminated in the impressive breakthrough of the mid nineteentwenties, and in the completed framework of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg made many important contributions. Among these, two, the basic treatment of quantum transitions and the formulation of the uncertainty principle, were so original and impressive that they came close to the popular image, so often unrealistic, of great new concepts growing… Expand
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