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Il progetto dei servizi segreti americani di assassinare Werner Heisenberg (2018)


In December 1944, Werner Heisenberg, Germany’s most prominent physicist, a Nobel prize winner and the director of the Uranverein project for the military use of uranium nuclear fission, was invited to give a conference at the Zurich Polytechnic by his old friend and colleague Paul Scherrer. The US Secret Services, having been informed by Scherrer, despatched a secret agent to the conference. The agent, Morris Berg, was ordered to attend the meeting and to make contact with Heisenberg. Had there been any indication that the Germans were working on the bomb, Berg had orders to shoot Heisenberg, if necessary inside the lecture hall. Berg attended the conference with a pistol in his pocket. He had also been issued a cyanide tablet.

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Authors & Contributors
Gadioli, Ettore
Dahn, Ryan
Bini, Elisabetta
Miri, Johnny
Vezzosi, Elisabetta
Marion Girard Dorsey
Physics in Perspective
History of Psychology
History of Physics Newsletter
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Environmental History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Wallstein Verlag
University of Rochester Press
University of Chicago Press
Pegasus Books
World War II
Science and war; science and the military
Science and politics
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
National Socialism
Heisenberg, Werner
Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich von
Vogt, William
Rüdin, Ernst
Reiche, Fritz
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
United States
Great Britain
Soviet Union
Leningrad (Soviet Union)
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik, Berlin
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

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