CREATORCassidy, David
TITLEThe Difficult Years: Fission Research 1939-1945
DATE ACCESSED24 February 2017

This part of the Center for History of Physics website describes physicist Werner Heisenberg’s role in the German nuclear program during World War II. The page, created by Heisenberg biographer David Cassidy, discusses what Heisenberg did during the war years, as well as the controversies surrounding his wartime nuclear work. A reading list and some photographs are included. Other pages on the website provide information about Heisenberg’s controversial 1941 meeting with physicist Niels Bohr in Copenhagen and excerpts from the Farm Hall transcripts – secretly recorded conversations of Heisenberg and other German nuclear scientists.

Related Topics

Science Disciplines Warfare Places People

creative commons - some rights reserved
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.