AUTHORCassidy, David C.
TITLEBeyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and the Bomb
PUBLISHERBellevue Literary Press
CITYNew York

This book illuminates the life of Werner Heisenberg within the context of the social and cultural upheaval that was Nazi Germany, imparting to a general audience the importance of Heisenberg's work and quantum mechanics in general. The biography, authored by a science historian and professor of natural science, is a revision of the author's previous and now out-of-print Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg. It considers materials released since the previous book's publication, such as private letters to Heisenberg's family and Niels Bohr. While still focused on Heisenberg's life and studies in physics, the author makes quantum physics in the 20th century – particularly the significance of the problems that Heisenberg was trying to solve – understandable to the general reader. The author also delves into Heisenberg’s involvement in the Nazi bomb project and examines the role of politics in science. The indexed book contains an extensive list of references.

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