Book ID: CBB752291927

Heisenberg (2021)

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Gadioli, Ettore (Author)


Aracne


Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 252 pp.
Language: Italian

Tra la prima metà degli anni Venti del secolo scorso e l’inizio della Seconda guerra mondiale, Werner Heisenberg fu il fisico più ammirato tra quanti erano nati o immediatamente prima del secolo o al suo inizio. Nel periodo bellico fu il fisico più temuto e odiato tra i fisici dei paesi in conflitto con la Germania per la paura che sotto la sua direzione venisse costruita per Hitler la bomba atomica. Nel dopoguerra, quando si appurò che gli scienziati tedeschi e in particolare Heisenberg non avevano neppure tentato di costruire questi ordigni, divenne lo scienziato più schernito e diffamato soprattutto dall’entourage degli scienziati che, nell’ambito del Progetto Manhattan, avevano effettivamente costruito la bomba per gli Stati Uniti. Essi sparsero l’idea che la sua opera scientifica nel corso della guerra e dopo la guerra fosse stata irrilevante e completamente inutile. Il libro si propone di confutare queste accuse. Heisenberg fu un uomo con qualità straordinarie e molteplici interessi, anche al di fuori della fisica, che coltivò con risultati molto importanti. Amò e non abbandonò la sua patria che col nazismo, con cui non fu mai colluso e da cui non ebbe mai privilegi o favori, affrontò un periodo oscuro e tragico e contribuì nel dopoguerra alla sua rinascita. [Abstract translated by Google Translate: This is the abstract in English… Between the first half of the twenties of the 20th century and the beginning of the Second World War, Werner Heisenberg was the most admired physicist among those born either immediately before the century or at its beginning. During the war, he was the most feared and hated physicist among physicists in countries in conflict with Germany for fear that under his direction the atomic bomb would be built for Hitler. After the war, when it was established that German scientists and in particular Heisenberg had not even tried to build these devices, he became the scientist most mocked and defamed especially by the entourage of scientists who, as part of the Manhattan Project, had actually built the bomb for the United States. They spread the idea that his scientific work during the war and after the war was irrelevant and completely useless. The book aims to refute these allegations. Heisenberg was a man with extraordinary qualities and multiple interests, even outside of physics, which he cultivated with very important results. He loved and left his homeland only with Nazism, with which he was never colluded and from which he never had privileges or favors, faced a dark and tragic period and contributed to his rebirth in the post-war period.]

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Authors & Contributors
Carson, Cathryn L.
Walker, Mark
Cassidy, David C.
Eckert, Michael
Hentschel, Klaus
Hoffmann, Dieter
Journals
Physics in Perspective
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology
Publishers
Wallstein Verlag
Arcade Publishing
Wiley-VCH
Cambridge University Press
Science Edition
Bellevue Literary Press
Concepts
Science and war; science and the military
World War II
Physics
Science and politics
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
National Socialism
People
Heisenberg, Werner
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Planck, Max
Rüdin, Ernst
Reiche, Fritz
Einstein, Albert
Places
Germany
United States
Europe
Great Britain
England
Japan
Times
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Institutions
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Chemie
United States Navy
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik, Berlin
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