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Werner Heisenberg and Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker: A Fifty-Year Friendship (2015)


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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Authors & Contributors
Eckert, Michael
David C. Clary
Dahn, Ryan
Adolfo Verson
Martinez, Jean-Philippe
Becker, Adam
Physics in Perspective
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Perspectives on Science
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Springer International Publishing
World Scientific
Transcript Verlag
Oxford University Press
Duncker & Humblot
Quantum mechanics
Science and society
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Science and politics
Science and war; science and the military
Heisenberg, Werner
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich von
Born, Max
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Sommerfeld, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm
Schrödinger, Erwin
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Munich (Germany)
Latin America
Munich. Universität
Royal Society of London

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