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The Physical Tourist. Physics in Leipzig: An Amble through the Centuries (2008)


We provide a tour of Leipzig, one of the cultural centers of Germany that contributed a significant chapter in the history of physics. In the nineteenth century the city and University of Leipzig were home to one of the oldest physical institutes in Germany, and in the late 1920s the arrival of Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), Peter Debye (1884-1966), and Friedrich Hund (1896-1997) at the University's Physical Institute led to a flowering of physics in Leipzig that lasted until the outbreak of World War II. After the war a rebirth occurred under the leadership of Waldemar Ilberg (1901-1967), Gustav Hertz (1887-1975), and others.

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Authors & Contributors
Beyer, Lothar
Schlote, Karl-Heinz
Steinberg, Holger
Schröder, Reinald
Cassidy, David C.
Kaden, Heiner
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Heisenberg, Werner
Ostwald, Friedrich Wilhelm
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Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Hertz, Gustav
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
Leipzig (Germany)
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Universität Leipzig
Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik, Berlin

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