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Heisenberg in the atomic age

Cathryn Carson

Heisenberg in the atomic age

science and the public sphere

by Cathryn Carson

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Heisenberg, Werner, -- 1901-1976 -- Philosophy,
  • Heisenberg, Werner, -- 1901-1976 -- Political and social views,
  • Physics -- Philosophy,
  • Science -- Philosophy,
  • Science and state -- Germany (West)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCathryn Carson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC16.H45 C37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23180666M
    ISBN 109780521821704
    LC Control Number2009009616

    Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science s public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. It shows how Heisenberg s philosophical commentaries, circulating in the mass media, secured his role as science s public philosopher, and it reflects on his policy engagements and public political stands, which Brand: Cambridge University Press. Also, at an early age, Heisenberg was encouraged to compete, especially with his brother, which instilled in him a drive to succeed that would characterize his entire career. The brothers were encouraged to compete even in music, and Heisenberg developed a lifelong passion for the piano, which often served as a calming influence.

    Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project ?docId=ftnb56t&=0&doc.v File Size: KB. Heisenberg and the Nazi atomic bomb project: Heisenberg in the atomic age: Nuclear Physics is an ideal book for general readers interested in learning about some of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Physik und Philosophie by.

      The unlikely operatives who helped thwart Hitler’s nuclear bomb that he could have been the atomic-age Zelig that Kean depicts. physicist Werner Heisenberg realized that building an Author: Gregg Herken.   An early incarnation of the uncertainty principle appeared in a paper by Heisenberg, a German physicist who was working at Niels Bohr's institute in .


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Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science's public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. Working between the history of science and German history, the book's central theme is the place of scientific rationality in public life - after the atomic bomb, in Cited by: Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science And The Public Sphere (Publications of the German Historical Institute) by Cathryn Carson | Paperback.

This book gives detailed accounts of how the race for building an atomic bomb started during world war 2. the race between physicists from Allied and Axis powers, primarily Oppenheimer and Heisenberg. both the USA and Germany were making Atomic bombs/5().

Heisenberg in the Atomic Age. The end of the Second World War opened a new era for science in public life. Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science’s public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. This is a book that enlightens the reader in great detail what went on among the atomic scientists during a critical period in human history--The Second World War.

It ends with a touch of irony. Despite detailed investigations, Heisenberg's role in that period still remains fundamentally uncertain, a metaphorical reflection of the great Uncertainty Principle he discovered in by: 8.

Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and philosopher who discovered () a way to formulate quantum mechanics in terms of matrices. For that discovery, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

In he published his uncertainty principle, upon which he built his philosophy and for which he is best known. On the basis of dozens of interviews and years of intensive research, Powers concludes that Werner Heisenberg, who was the leading figure in the German atomic effort, consciously obstructed the development of the bomb and in a famous meeting in Copenhagen with his former mentor Neils Bohr in effect sought to dissuade the Allies from their.

I must admit that I was not convinced by the arguments in the book that Heisenberg, the famous father of the Uncertainty Principle, was actively sabotaging the German effort. I think the jury will remain forever This is a worthwhile read, although not on par with Richard Rhodes' masterpiece, The Making of the Atomic 4/5.

Source. In his massive book Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb, Thomas Powers says that Heisenberg, who never became a Nazi and balked at the immorality of building a bomb for Hitler, did what he could to guide "the German atomic bomb effort into a broom closet."But Powers also knows that the evidence is not conclusive and that Heisenberg, who lived untildid little.

The end of the Second World War opened a new era for science in public life. Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science's public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany.4/5(3). It is the definitive Heisenberg biography, as well as a striking evocation of the development of quantum physics, the rise of Nazism, and the dawn of the atomic age.

"A fascinating, well-documented biography."-- The New York Times Book ReviewCited by: Physics and Beyond (German: Der Teil und das Ganze: Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik) is a book by Werner Heisenberg, the German physicist who discovered the uncertainty tells, from his point of view, the history of exploring atomic science and quantum mechanics in.

Heisenberg in the Atomic Age Science and the Public Sphere by Cathryn Carson Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, and the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, pp.

$88, £ ISBN Author: Suman Seth. Heisenberg recollects the inception of atomic and quantum theory in Germany, mainly through discussions with Bohr, Schrödinger, Einstein, and others.

The timeline of the book is before, during and after the Second World War/5. Book. Carson is the author of a biography of Werner Heisenberg, Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, ).

Recognition. InCarson was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In her book Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere, UC Berkeley science historian Cathryn Carson sheds light on these questions by contextualizing Heisenberg within the political and cultural atmosphere of post-war West Germany.

Carson explains these historical nuances by pointing out the difficulties in interpreting Heisenberg’s words and their relation to the overall guarded language.

UNCERTAINTY is David Cassidy's compelling portrait of this brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. It is the definitive Heisenberg biography, as well as a striking evocation of the development of quantum physics, the rise of Nazism, and the dawn of the atomic age.

"A fascinating, well-documented biography."--The New York Times Book. The Atomic Age, also known as the Atomic Era, is the period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear weapon, The Gadget at the Trinity test in New Mexico, on Jduring World War gh nuclear chain reactions had been hypothesized in and the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (Chicago Pile-1) had taken place in Decemberthe.

This gripping book brings back to life the events surrounding the internment of ten German Nuclear Scientists immediately after World War II. It is also an "eye-witness" account of the dawning of the nuclear age, with the dialogue and narrative spanning the period before, during and after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan at the end of the war.

Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg, Göttingen, Germany, circa Almost as soon as World War II ended in Europe, and with redoubled intensity after the bombing of Hiroshima, physicists all over the world began to ask how close the Germans had come to making an atomic bomb.

But it was not clear whom to ask. Uncertainty is thorough, judicious, and revealing."--Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. About the Author For his book, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg, David C. Cassidy was awarded the /5(11).

Heisenberg begins with a short history of atomic physics before delving into the theory of the processes and reactions within the atom.

Nuclear Physics is an essential book to understanding the atom, giving readers an unparalleled look at nuclear physics from one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth : Philosophical Library/Open Road.Cathryn Carson is the author of Heisenberg in the Atomic Age ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Reappraising Oppenheimer ( avg /5.