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Werner Karl Heisenberg

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Birthplace: Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Place of Burial: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Son of August Heisenberg and Annie Heisenberg (Wecklein)
Husband of Elisabeth Heisenberg (Schumacher)
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Brother of Erwin Heisenberg
Half brother of Wilhelm Lenz

Occupation: famous Physics Scientist; Nobel Prize Laureate
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About Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932

Werner Heisenberg (5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976)

was one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century. He is best known as a founder of quantum mechanics, the new physics of the atomic world, and especially for the uncertainty principle in quantum theory. He is also known for his controversial role as a leader of Germany's nuclear fission research during World War II. After the war he was active in elementary particle physics and West German science policy.

Heisenberg, along with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, set forth the matrix formulation of quantum mechanics in 1925.

Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of quantum mechanics, and its application especially to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen.

Following World War II, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics, which was soon thereafter renamed the Max Planck Institute for Physics. He was director of the institute until it was moved to Munich in 1958, when it was expanded and renamed the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics.

Heisenberg was also president of the German Research Council, chairman of the Commission for Atomic Physics, chairman of the Nuclear Physics Working Group, and president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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http://www.aip.org/history/heisenberg/p02.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Heisenberg


Er gab 1925 die erste mathematische Formulierung der Quantenmechanik an und formulierte 1927 die nach ihm benannte Heisenbergsche Unschärferelation, die eine der fundamentalen Aussagen der Quantenmechanik trifft – nämlich, dass bestimmte Messgrößen eines Teilchens (etwa sein Ort und Impuls) nicht gleichzeitig beliebig genau bestimmt sind.

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Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932's Timeline

1901
December 5, 1901
Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
1976
February 1, 1976
Age 74
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
February 1976
Age 74
Munich, Bavaria, Germany