Werner Heisenberg, German Physicist & Philosopher (1901-1976)

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  • Born in Würzburg Germany

  • Influential Neils Bohr

    Arnold Sommerfeld took Heisenberg to the Bohr Festival in Gottingen Germany, at which Bohr spoke an arrangement of lectures in the quantum atomic physics. This event played a big influential role during Heisenberg's career. (Encyclopedia-cc, 2014).
  • Received Doctorate

    Heisenberg earned his Ph. D. in Physics under the advisement of Arnold Sommerfeld at the University of Munich. (Famous Scientists).
  • Quantum Mechanics- Formulation

    Quantum Mechanics- Formulation
    Heisenberg published a seminal paper about quantum theoretical reinterpretation in September 1925. After publication Heisenberg, Pascual Jordan, and Max born developed the matrix mechanics formulation of quantum mechanics. Their development process was approximately 6 months in Göttingen, Germany. (Encyclopedia-cc, 2014)
  • Created Mathematical Description of Atoms

    Created Mathematical Description of Atoms
    When Heisenberg was 25 he “came up with a matrix based mathematical description of atoms that supported Bohr’s view, but classical physicists were unconvinced” (Enclyclopedia-cc, 2014).
  • Uncertainty Principle

    Also known as the Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, is what he is best know for and which contributed to his philosophy. "That the position and the velocity of an object cannot both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory." (Beyler).
  • The Foundation for Relativistic Field Quantum Theory

    "Heisenberg and Pauli and Pauli submitted the first two papers laying the foundation for relativistic field quantum theory." (Encyclopedia-cc, 2014).
  • Awarded Nobel Prize

    Awarded Nobel Prize
    At age 31 Werner Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. (Beyler).
  • Neutron-Proton Model of the Nucleus

    Neutron-Proton Model of the Nucleus
    After James Chadwick discovered the neutron, "Heisenberg submitted the first of three papers on his neutron-proton model of the nucleus". (Encyclopedia-cc, 2014).
  • Theory of the Positron

    Heisenberg present the theory of the positron and was further developed. (Beyler).
  • Theory of Cosmic-Ray Showers

    Heisenberg presented his theory of cosmic-ray showers. (Encyclopedia-cc, 2014)
  • Throughout His Career Werner Heisenberg influenced the course of physics!

    Throughout His Career Werner Heisenberg influenced the course of physics!
  • Died in Munich Germany