Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker: A Fifty-Year Friendship*

@article{Cassidy2015WernerHA,
  title={Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizs{\"a}cker: A Fifty-Year Friendship*},
  author={David Charles Cassidy},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={33-54}
}
  • D. Cassidy
  • Published 21 January 2015
  • Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
This paper follows Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker during their fifty-year friendship from 1926, when they first met in Copenhagen, to Heisenberg’s death in Munich in 1976. The relationship underwent profound changes during that period, as did physics, philosophy, and German society and politics, all of which exerted important influences on their lives, work, and interactions with each other. The nature of these developments and their impact are explored in this paper. 
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